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Philip Guercio: Candidate Profile

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  • Philip Guercio, running for Carol Stream parks

      Philip Guercio, running for Carol Stream parks

 

 

 

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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: Carol Stream

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Carol Stream parks

Age: 40

Family: Single, Two children

Occupation: Carpenter

Education: High School Glenbard North, 1988

College of DuPage

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

In my opinion the park district has been run in a very effective manner, with the revenue from the recent referendum, it is critical that the board continues to utilize these funds in an efficient and responsible way.

Key Issue 2

I would like to represent the citizens of Carol Stream, by not only voicing their opinions, but also working to ensure that their tax dollars are being spent wisely.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

This is an area that I am unfamiliar with, however if there are programs that are not paying for themselves, I believe they should either be eliminated or altered in a way that would make them worth keeping.

Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.

After the recent purchase of the property for the new recreation center, I believe at this point in time, we need to improve and/or maintain the land that is already owned. In addition to focusing our efforts on developing the new facility.

Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them? Or, should they wait until the economy improves?

I am not aware of any unmet recreational needs at this time, but believe it is important that this be continually evaluated as the needs of the community change.

Would you support sharing/pooling resources (i.e. printing, vehicles) with other local governments (school districts, village, etc.)? If so, what areas would you consider combining or merging to save money or improve efficiency?

I would absolutley be in favor of sharing resources with other local governments in order to reduce costs and preserve resources. This is an area that I would need to know more about, in order to provide input.

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

I have been a Carol Stream resident for over eighteen years and have enjoyed many park districts progams, in addition I have also taken pleasure in coaching youth soccer for six years. My two children have also been actively involved in much of what the park district has to offer. The desire to give back to the community is the biggest reason that I running for this position, secondly I believe that my backround in both landscaping and construction make me an ideal candidate.

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