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Carolyn Higgins: Candidate Profile

Campton Hills Village 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: St, Charles (Campton Hills)

Website: http://n/a

Office sought: Campton Hills Village clerk

Age: 60

Family: Married, 3 children and 1 grandchild

Occupation: Payroll specialist, accounting

Education: Some College

Civic involvement: Fox Valley Corvette Club, Sunburst Corvette Club

Elected offices held: Currently holding the office Of Village Clerk of Campton Hills

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

To assist the residents through efficient and transparent records.

Key Issue 2

To support the many volunteers of the Village.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

I have three years experience as Village Clerk.

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 Village of Campton Hills currently does not have a local sales tax. As Village Clerk I have tried to remain nutral on such issues and focus on recording the actions of the decision makers of the Village.

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.

The biggest public safety concern in the Village of Campton Hills is fire protection for those residents living within the Fox River Countryside Fire-Rescue District. The concern is maintaining or improving the quality of service during this time of transition for the district. I believe that since the district only covers part of the Village as well as areas outside the Village that the residents in the district should take the lead organize and let their opinions be heard and that the Village part should be to support those residents.

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?

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

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