Friday, October 14, 2016

Bicycle Shop Owner Turned Mayor Normal, Illinois

cycling, cycling mayor, mayor Chris Koos

Normal, Illinois mayor Chris Koos is not just a mayor he's also a small business owner. He owns Vitesse Cycle Shop and Often Running, retail specialty stores in Uptown Normal. According to him being the mayor may technically be a part-time job. He's the only mayor in the United States who runs a bicycle shop just a few blocks from city hall. He said politics in the local level is more about service than politics. He has been in the cycling business for 36 years and he's the mayor of the town Since 2003.

Being a mayor and running a small business is something he enjoys, along with being able to say he's something no other mayor is.

"I'm the only Normal mayor in the United States"

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