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James Suchecki: Candidate Profile

Rolling Meadows Alderman, Ward 7

James Suchecki, running for Rolling Meadows Alderman, Ward 7

James Suchecki, running for Rolling Meadows Alderman, Ward 7

 
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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: Rolling Meadows

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Rolling Meadows Alderman, Ward 7

Age: 44

Family: Candidate did not respond.

Occupation: Candidate did not respond.

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Lets bring a little pride back to the community. Low taxes and great services are what made this town a wonderful place to live. Our children wanted to come back to Rolling Meadows and be homeowners themselves. These things can't continue to be taken for granted.

Key Issue 2

Rolling Meadows has always been known for it's great services. The city calendar, monthly newsletter, our own 911 dispatch center and the PNRC are just a few of the things we've lost due to cutbacks. This can not continue.

Key Issue 3

Pension funds. Enough of the finger pointing about the how and why we got in this mess. We need to figure out how to take care of this with the least burden on our residents.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

Born and raised in this town I have a great sense of what the community has been about and have serious concerns about it's direction.

Given the delicate balance between the need for revenue and over-taxing local businesses, what is your opinion of your community's present level of local sales taxes? Is the tax just right, too low or too high? Explain.

Obviously with the economic state we are in, property tax hikes and the recent income tax increase we can't continue to beat up our residents in the check out lines.

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

We can't allow any more cuts to our Police Department and the privatizing of our Fire Department is absolutely out of the question. Addressing this problem is as simple as defending what we already have.

In these tight economic times, municipal 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?

We can't continue to cut city services.

What's one good idea you have to better the community that no one is talking about yet?

Does anybody remember ""Progress Thru Participation"" ?

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