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Office sought: McHenry County board District 6
Family: Married, two daughters
Occupation: Retired EPA Environmental Engineer
Education: B.S. Chemical Engineer Rolla,MO. 1962 [ Missouri University of Science and Technology.] B.S. University of Bombay,1953
Civic involvement: Member of McHenry County Ground Water Task Force Member Mc Henry County Council of Governments, sub committee, Transportation,and water policy task force [representing Huntley] Life time Member of Friends, Huntley Library
Elected offices held: Former Village of Huntley Trustee, 2007 to 2011
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Environmental Issues in general:
Preserving and protection of natural resources especially water is my main campaign issue. I am well aware of the need to conserve and monitor water quality and resources for now and future uses.
Key Issue 2
Maintaining open spaces in Mc Henry County which enhances our lives in communities throughout the County.
Key Issue 3
Keeping our communities safe through a Police Force
which uses the latest technology for dealing with crime.
McHenry County has managed the recession without a budgetary crisis like those in other counties. How do you ensure the county continues on that path and that reserves aren't depleted? Are there specific budget areas that need more attention?
I'm in agreement with Mc Henry County's
current budget process. Its policy is managing expenditures with available financial means. For the future we need to aim for continued
similar fiscal policy.
Does the McHenry County Board have a good transportation improvement plan? Please be specific and suggest whether you think anything is missing or should be scrapped.
Being a member of the McHenry County Council of Government I fully support the current 2012 recommended Transportation Projects. The Western Algonquin Bypass Completion of 47:from I-90 and Rt. 47 Projected start and completion of the I-90 interchange
Kruetzer Rd. link between and 47 Huntley, 2012/2013.
These road changes will improve traffic flow make access to Huntley and other communities easier.
Does the county need to address its ethics policies' Why or why not? If so, how?
According to the General Assembly, State Officials
and Employees Ethics Public Act,93-615, Mc Henry Cty. has a comprehensive policy and appears to meet the requirements. If any changes are necessary in future, detailed review would be recommended.
Assess McHenry County's efforts thus far in terms of groundwater preservation and protection. What needs to be done now and in the future?
With my experience in the area of water supply and as Village trustee for Huntley. And, my involvement with the Mc Henry Ground Water Task Force, Mc Henry County Water Policy Task Force, I have helped in the formation of the McHenry County which focuses on what can be done now and in the future with water resources. Groundwater Protection Program" Specifically, the program calls for educating communities to conserving water, reducing water consumption, preserving current water resources, and preventing water pollution by limiting chemical usage.
In the future McHenry Cty. will have to look at rivers and aquifers and treatment of water from shallow aquifers.
Assess how the county health department approached the whooping cough outbreak. What should have been done differently?
I think the county handled the outbreak well. By keeping residents aware of early detection and steps to take precautions and offering sending out communications through newspapers and radio.