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Michael Carbone: Candidate Profile

Lake County board District 16 (Republican)

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  • Michael Carbone, running for Lake County board District 16

    Michael Carbone, running for Lake County board District 16




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City: Round Lake


Office sought: Lake County board District 16

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married with four children. My wife is in special education as a teacher and I have 2 children at Grayslake Central and 1 child at Park school in Round Lake.

Occupation: Small Business Owner, I am a Real Estate Broker and Tax Abatement Specialist

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in Chicago.

Civic involvement: Avon Youth Sports Director for Homeowners Association of Madrona Village Round Lake Chamber of Commerce Board member. Finance Committee for CCSD 46

Elected offices held: Precinct Committeeman School Board Member of Community Consolidated School District 46 Homeowners Association Board Member of Madrona Village Round Lake Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1


Key Issue 2

Property Taxes

Key Issue 3


Questions & Answers

The county remains in the black, but property taxes across the region are high. Should programs be cut to save taxpayers money? If so, which ones and why?


What should be done with the Fort Sheridan golf course? If no building or management proposals come back from vendors, do you propose abandoning golf? If so, are you concerned about a lawsuit? If you propose building a course, how should it be funded?

No I don't propose abandoning the project, but we have a responsibility to protect tax payer dollars, however i would like to get perspective from the constituents on the issue further.

The Winchester House nursing home recently was turned over to a private company for operation. Should other county or forest district departments be privatized to save taxpayers money? Please explain.

Winchester House had an opportunity to renegotiate their contracts. It ended up their was no resolution. I believe if privatizing departments to reduce the escalating costs to those departments save money, I am in support of that. However, it is important that the county maintains a positive working relationship with the unions that it contracts with. I personally have worked with the unions in my school district, and came to a fair agreement to benefit both the taxpayer and the union membership.

Is there a specific type of service or amenity that is lacking in your district? If so, how do you propose to provide and fund that?

The route 120bypass is a huge concern to me, because of road congestion and business growth for the district.

Should the county continue to pursue open space policies' Why or why not?

I support open space, however I think the county should focus on importing jobs and businesses/corporations in respect to our economic conditions.