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Joseph V. Mahoney: Candidate Profile

Huntley fire protection

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  • Joseph V. Mahoney, running for Huntley fire protection

    Joseph V. Mahoney, running for Huntley fire protection




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City: Algonquin

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Huntley fire protection

Age: 62

Family: Married to my wife Patricia and have nine Children, three grandchildren

Occupation: Retired Battalion Chief, Chicago Fire Department 39 years Retired Structural Iron Worker

Education: St. Patrict's High School

Washburne Trade School, Journey-man Iron Worker

Civic involvement: Knights of Columbus

Northside Fire Brigade

former assistant scout master for the Boy Scouts,

assisted with Girl Scouts[cookie mom] and

Coach for Edison Park Youth in baseball & soccer teams

Member of Manchester Homeowners Assc.

Elected offices held: St. Juliana's schoo; board 1984-1987

Manchester lakes homeowner assoc.

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Safety for Firefighters, everyone goes home. Keeping up with

the newest and most innovative fire service technology

Key Issue 2

Proper manning at all fire stations

Key Issue 3

Make sure reserve funds are maintain

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

as a retired Battalion chief of the chicago Fire Department with service in the bureaus of fire suppression,rescue,fire prevention,ems and repair and equipment. worked on budgeting

for St. Juliana's school and manchester Lakes Homeowners Assoc.

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?

Since one of the board members is leaving, this enables me to continue my service to the community and my involvement

with the fire service

Talking with your friends and neighbors, what seems to be their biggest fire safety concern? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.

Most common concern is, if you call they will come. Maintain or improve staffing levels at all fire stations

training is the key to success

In these tight economic times, budgets have to be prioritized. Where, if anywhere, could the current budget be trimmed, and conversely, are there areas the budget does not give enough money to?

How due you put a price on safety, all I can do is keep

exppehditures down while keeping service up

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

I would support sharing with other local governments if

we could find a item to share [i.e.fuel from Village of

Huntley fuel tanks]