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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Kane County board District 6
Age: Candidate did not respond.
Family: Married, two children
Occupation: Candidate did not respond.
Education: Northern Illinois University Accounting and Business Management Waubonsee Community College Business Administration and Management, General
Civic involvement: St. Rita of Cascia Church/School, Kiwanis Club, Adult Literacy, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children- Kane County, Visiting Nurse Association Board, Hispanic Advisory Board, Bilingual Deputy Registrar, and Precinct Committee Person 6/5.
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Bring county resources to the community to avoid mortgage foreclosures. Provide consultation for at risk homeowners, and loans/grants from Riverboat funds to homeowners to avoid foreclosures.
Key Issue 2
Establish timely informational community group meetings to help parents complete FAFSA forms and provide information concerning available college aid and scholarships.
Key Issue 3
Develop or support existing after school educational programs for low income and at risk children.
Do you support a more stringent ethics ordinance for Kane County governing the conduct of elected officials and county employees' Why or why not? If so, what should the ordinance contain?
I believe that ethics in government is important particularly with respect to awarding contracts for government
goods and services. There should be full disclosure of persons, and companies that make campaign contributions to elected officials. When a contract in excess of $10,000 is given out any campaign contributions related to that vendor should be disclosed prior to voting.
The county's portion of gambling proceeds has been decreasing every year for several years. What is your plan to prioritize use of that money? What might be done to wean the agencies and programs that receive this money off of it?
No agency or program should receive funding in consecutive years to avoid dependency on Riverboat funding and to allow funding opportunities for creative new programs and projects.
Do you believe the Kane County court system needs a computer system upgrade that might cost as much as $12.6 million? If so, do you support using RTA sales tax money to fund the cost, or do you have a different plan? If not, what is your alternative plan?
Whether the court system needs a new computer system is up to the Judiciary, circuit clerk, and sheriff's departments. If a new system is needed it should be paid for by user fees such as higher court filing fees and fines.
Do you believe county board members and the chairman should receive health insurance and pension benefits' If you are running for one of those positions, do you plan on accepting those benefits' Why or why not?
I do not need health insurance or pension benefits but would only agree to eliminate them for county board members and the chairman if all elected officials were included.
How do you resolve the ongoing debate over the county board setting budgets for departments run by other elected officials whom the county board has no control over? How should the county board enforce the budgets it sets'
The county board needs to make sure that all funds such as document storage funds, available to elected officials are used for budget items and not hoarded or used for off-budget expenditures. The county board also needs to set a realistic budget for each official and not allow increases except for truly unanticipated mandatory expenses.