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Kathleen Johnson: Candidate Profile

Lake Zurich Clerk

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  • Kathleen Johnson, running for Lake Zurich Clerk

      Kathleen Johnson, running for Lake Zurich Clerk




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City: Lake Zurich


Office sought: Lake Zurich Clerk

Age: 66

Family: Husband, Ray, 3 adult children, Stephen, Victoria and David. 2 grandchildren - Elizabeth (8) and Christopher (3)

Occupation: Retired Director of Early Childhood Centre

Education: A.A. in Early Childhood,UK

Civic involvement: Volunteer in granddaughter's school class.

Elected offices held: Currently Acting Village Clerk of the Village of Lake Zurich.

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping the minutes and records of the Village current so that they are available to the residents.

Key Issue 2

Working cooperatively with the Mayor and the Village staff.

Key Issue 3

Supporting my fellow party candidates.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

Previous experience as Acting Village Clerk as well as previous experience with philanthropic and church boards as their secretary.

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.

For the following questions my position as Village Clerk does not permit or allow voting on issues.

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.


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?


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


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