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Office sought: Bloomingdale parks
Family: Married, two children, two dogs
Occupation: Laborer II
Education: High School
Civic involvement: Bloomingdale Park District Basketball coach, Bloomingdale Park District Soccer Coach, Neighborhood watch captian, Homeowner Association Board Member, Involved with Local 2 Laborer
Elected offices held: Auditor for Local 2 Laborers Union
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
I would like to see the the Bloomingdale Park District remain a safe place for families too come together, by makeing sure we have good programs to offer.
Key Issue 2
Beautification. Making sure we keep our green space and wetlands looking prestine.
Key Issue 3
Working with our community leaders.
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
At this time I am not aware of any programs that are not paying for themselves. I would have to take a long hard look at what is at stake.
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
Not that I am aware of at this time.
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?
We are in more need of Senior Citizen Programs such as afternoon outings and some exercise classes. Seniors can incure a minimal registration fee. I also believe that more fitness equipment is needed. I believe that we can raise funds as a community with fundraisers.
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?
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.
Previously I have worked for the parks and found it very enjoyable. I have enjoyed watching my children grow through the parks, and believe strongly in giving back to my community.