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Susan Walsh: Candidate Profile

Mount Prospect parks

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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Bio

City: Mt. Prospect

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Mount Prospect parks

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married, three children

Occupation: Small business owner

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama

Civic involvement: Prospect H.S. Booster Club

Youth Sports Coach - Softball, Basketball, Soccer

St. Paul Lutheran Church Board of Directors

Vice President PTA, Fairview School

PTA committee chairman, Fairview & Lions Park School,

Lincoln Jr. High

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

I disagree with current plans to completely reconfigure the Mt. Prospect Golf Course, which will cost $5 million or more, will close the course for a year or two, and will result in permanent removal of the driving range currently at the course. Repairing the irrigation system and making improvements is reasonable, but reconfiguring the course is unnecessary, especially since golf course revenues were up $45,000 in 2010 over the previous year. Eliminating the driving range at the golf course will be a serious detriment to anyone who likes to take lessons or practice, especially to young golfers who walk or ride their bikes to the course.

Key Issue 2

Definitely no new taxes.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

Candidate did not respond.

Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.

Candidate did not respond.

Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them? Or, should they wait until the economy improves?

Candidate did not respond.

Would you support sharing/pooling resources (i.e. printing, vehicles) with other local governments (school districts, village, etc.)? If so, what areas would you consider combining or merging to save money or improve efficiency?

Candidate did not respond.

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

The golf course issue was instrumental in my decision to run initially, but as a 30 year resident of Mt. Prospect, a small business owner, and a longtime volunteer in youth sports and community activities within Mt. Prospect, I will be a fresh new voice on the Mt. Prospect Park District Board.

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