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City: Lake in the Hills
Office sought: Algonquin/Lake in the Hills fire protection
Family: Married, 2Daughters,7Grandchildren
Occupation: Tool&Die Maker
Education: Some College for employment, Fire Science and Leadership.
Civic involvement: Past member Lions,American Legion,Past Captain on the Algonquin/ LITH Fire Department.
Elected offices held: Trustee Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.20 plus years
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: no
Key Issue 1
Safety of the Public,and our Firefighters and Paramedics,training also is key.
Key Issue 2
Staying within our budget parameters.
Key Issue 3
Training and Equipment,schooling.
What makes you the best candidate for the job?
Years of experience.
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?
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.
Taxes,Making sure we stay within our budget.respone times due to the heavy traffic.
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?
I think the Chief and the rest of our people have done an excellent job in the last few years of staying within our budget.
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
Yes, we have agreements, called mutual aid,were surrounding Departments help each other with emergencies,it helps keep the number of on duty people down to a resonable level.we also have agreements with local municipalities, for combined service.