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Office sought: Wauconda parks
Family: Wife- Kathy, children- Jenny(31), Laura(29), Joseph(26), Becky(22), grandson-JP(2)
Occupation: Mail Carrier
Education: associate degree in hotel management
Civic involvement: served 10 years on lakes youth athletic association including past president and also in charge of concession stands. 17 year coach in youth sports baseball softball basketball and soccer.served 10 years on the NALC local 4099 board as vice president safety officer. at present wauconda republican chairman.
Elected offices held: Preident lake youth athletic association
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: no
i intend to be a advocate for youth sports making sure we aquire the necessary fields to serve what will be a growing youth population in our town as well as see to it that new sports are added to our menu so that we can keep as many young girls and boys out of trouble. i would sport summer basketball outdoor league, lacrosse and possibly field hockey hockey.
increasing revenue to the park district by applying for USSSA girls softball national championship as well as reopening cooks park concession stand using food wagons to reach fields that are to far from playing fields. at the same time i think it is important that we scrutinize every expenditure to see if we can save tax payer money.
i would like to build an indoor swimming pool at Cooks park which would be atached to the club house. I believe we would be better off with this than the water park which the voters twice rejected as it would enable seniors and the disabled to do aquatic exercises allow wauconda high school to have a swinmming and diving team, which give some students a chance to earn a scholorship a clean place for the very young to learn to swim and unlike a water park would be open year around. unfortunately we will have to wait until the economy picks up to do this it wouldnt be fair to struggling people to do it now.
i know of no program i would like to eliminate but it is possible we may find programs that may be better run through the school district.
yes we need to have additioal fields for soccer-football-lacrosse. we need a field for 13-14 baseball outdoor basketball courts., and we could get a grant one indoor basketball.court. plus it will be necessary with large growth in population that likely to come to have small childrens parks in our new developments.With at least one of the new developments giving sufficient space for at least 2 soccer- football field and at least one 13-14 baseball field
i would not support raising taxes in our present economic enviroment. i support opening our concession stands which are closed due poor location and using a food wagon to get closer to the customer. i would like to apply to host the USSSA girls softball national championships which would bring in least $125000 in tournment pass salesnot to mention pictures tapes of the games clothing and of course food sales which are very high at opening ceromonies
without cooperation with island lakes it would be almost impossible to have a baseball program and are basketball relies more on the school district than the park district . i would like see similar cooperation with lakemoor and it is also possible to see if we couldn,t organize andindoor basket ball league that would use church,school and park district courts.
my interest in youth sports is the desire to use the knowledge I have learned over a lifetime to help the kids in our town and the fact that i will be retiring soon and will have the to go all out to get things done in area i know i am doing the right thing.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.