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Stacey Adamson: Candidate Profile

Prospect Heights Clerk

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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: Prospect Heights

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Prospect Heights Clerk

Age: 44

Family: Married, three children in District 23 (11,9 and 8)

Occupation: Finance Professional for a large corporation

Education: MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 1996

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988

Civic involvement: Cub Scouts

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

Finances

Key Issue 2

Public safety and infrastructure improvement

Key Issue 3

Voter trust in city government and open communications

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

Strong financial background and interest in the long-term health of the city.

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.

The focus should be on increasing businesses in the city as a way to generate additional revenue without increasing taxes.

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.

Both the reduction of police officers and the lack of fire hydrants in certain areas of the city.

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?

The current budget has already been trimmed, the focus should be on how to bring additional business into the city.

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

More community involvement and neighborhood activities

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