Dan Mercer, 44, of La Salle will be appointed to fill the District 12 seat recently left vacant by former board member Kelly Reffett (D-La Salle).
Mercer, who taught German and social studies at La Salle-Peru Township High School for 18 years, is currently working as a field service director for American Federation of Teachers Local 604.
"I've always been interested in politics," Mercer
"Once I was told about the opportunity it sounded like something interesting."
La Salle County Democratic Central Committee chairman
Rocky Raikes said Mercer
was the party's top pick for the appointment.
"Dan's been involved in a lot of communities throughout the county and has a background in education," Raikes said.
would like to serve on committees that deal with tourism and education.
appointment will be voted on during the county's next full board meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 14.