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Office sought: Will County Board District 11
Family: Married 43 yrs. to Patricia (DDS); 3 grown children-Joe (JD) with 4 children; Christopher (DDS)with 3 chilren; Sarah. Total 7 grandchildren.
Occupation: Real Estate Developer (English Rows Victorian Town Homes) Restaurant Owner (Dolce Amore Ristorante)
Education: St. Francis HS-Wheaton '65 BS Finance- NIU '69 CPA - U of I '74 JD - IIT-Chicago Kent '78
Civic involvement: Rotary Samaritan Network St. Raphaels Holy Spirit Horizon Camp for Wheelchair Bound Adults
Elected offices held: Trustee- Wheatland Township (currently)
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Speeding, parking. Nothing in the last 10 years.
Key Issue 1
Smaller, more efficient government.
Key Issue 2
Transparency and communication with the voters
Key Issue 3
Measured and audited departmental and program results
Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election for the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you? If so, what?
I am running for Will County Board to take on the status quo entrenched management of the county. The good ole boy network which annoints status and positions and pensions and perks to those who play along, and which disregards due diligence in favor of campaign contributions, needs to be taken apart to save the good stuff and throw out the dead wood.
If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of any important initiatives you've led. If you are a challenger, what would you bring to the board and what would your priority be?
I am a clear fast thinker, very astute with numbers and I excel at visualizing a project from beginning to end from multiple directions.
How can the county best manage its growth, growing diversity?
Prioritize the functions of county government; eliminate the unnecessary and correct the nonperforming; forecast the growth areas and access new asset/personell needs. Spend the Taxpayer's dollar as He would when planning for his own growing family.
If incumbent, are you satisied your attendance at county board/committee meetings has been adequate? Describe the rough percentage of meetings you've attended. If non-incumbent, are you aware of the incumbent's attandance record and is it adequate?
Candidate did not respond.
What is your stance on county board members' pay? Too high, too low, just right? Would you propose any changes' Do you think county board members should receive pensions' If not, would be willing to pledge not to take one?
I see no problem with the board level of pay. I do not agree with generous pensions for part time work and won't take one. I strongly disagree with 'pay to play' campaign contributions.