McMichael says he wants to be mayor
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org August 16, 2012 1:30PM
17. Steve McMichael, DT: Rugged, colorful Texan was a consistently productive workhorse. Second on the team�s all-time sack list with 92.5.
Steve McMichael isn’t the first ex-athlete to pursue elected office.
Bill Bradley: Basketball Hall of Famer, U.S. senator (New Jersey)
Jim Bunning: Hall of Fame pitcher, U.S. senator (Kentucky)
Gerald Ford: Two-time national collegiate football champion, 38th president
Jack Kemp: Seven-time All-Star quarterback, U.S. representative (New York) and vice presidential nominee
Steve Largent: Pro Football Hall of Famer, U.S. representative (Oklahoma)
Napoleon Harris, former NFL player, seeking a seat in Illinois Senate.
Updated: September 18, 2012 6:18AM
ROMEOVILLE - Mayor Mongo?
Former Chicago Bears player Steve McMichael says he plans to run for village mayor.
The member of the 1985 World Championship team and college football Hall of Famer has co-owned Mongo McMichaels Sports Bar on Route 53 for nearly two years and moved to the village in April.
McMichael said a chance to help the school district that his four-year-old daughter will attend and talking with residents about their concerns at his business led him to run for office for the first time.
“I never played professional football or wrestled before either and was pretty successful at those things,” he said.
Petitions for the Romeoville mayoral race can be circulated starting Sept. 25 and must be filed with the village clerk by Dec. 24 for the April 9, 2013 election.