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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: McHenry County board District 4
Family: Married with two children. Children attend Landmark in McHenry.
Occupation: Vice President of Human Resources at Pioneer Center for Human Services
Education: Masters Degree - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Bachelor Degree - Psychology
Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.
Elected offices held: McHenry County Board since 2000
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
We must maintain a balanced budget through internal controls and cuts and stop going to the tax payers for more money.
Key Issue 2
It is vital to our economic growth and continued quality of life to invest in our transportation system.
Key Issue 3
I will continue to work on areas of unnecessary waste within our government operations.
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?
The county has an established financial plan that guides the board and departments through the budget. The county's issue is not depleting the reserves, it's capping the reserve growth which is above and beyond the current financial model's recommendation.
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.
The Board has a very good transportation improvement plan that will be used by the transportation committeee , the
county board, and our State and Federal legistlator as a guideline on priorities set forth by McHenry County.
Does the county need to address its ethics policies' Why or why not? If so, how?
The Ethics commission has been established to review and address concerns in this area.
Once the commission has had the chance to apply the policies, it will provide suggested revisions, reviews, ext.
Until that time, the policies are in place for any future perceived or actual ethic violations.
Assess McHenry County's efforts thus far in terms of groundwater preservation and protection. What needs to be done now and in the future?
The efforts thus far in groundwater
preservation have been as successful as expected with working within a budget.
Efforts locally have made to work with municipal and village leaders along with education in the community.
We need to continue these efforts on a regional level as our water is also regional.
Assess how the county health department approached the whooping cough outbreak. What should have been done differently?
I did not have any concerns about the County's approach to whooping cough.
The best thing we can do as a county is educate, educate, educate so that the community can address appropriately outbreaks, pandemics, and other issues that arise.