Henoch Fuentes: Candidate Profile
Kane County Board District 20
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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.
Office sought: Kane County Board District 20
Family: My Wife is Nidia, Senior Chemist of U.S. EPA, smart as well as beautiful and my two great kids Abraham 18 and daughter Damaris 16.
Occupation: Ordained minister Community volunterr
Education: M.DIV (Master of Divinity from North Park University.1991 B.A Business Administration in Personnel Management. from INACAP University-Chile 1984
Civic involvement: Salvation Army- Elgin Police Department- Community Chaplain-School District U-46. PTO. Fire Department.
Elected offices held: None
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
Key Issue 1
To make sure that The Kane County will balance a budget.
Key Issue 2
To ensure that services are efficient and equitable.
Key Issue 3
To make sure everyone has to do more with less including the goverment, insuring that all tax money is spent efficiently and wisely.
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?
Yes, I support a more strident ethics ordinance because elected officials are entrusted by the people who elect them to be honorable in all their dealings on be half of all the people of Kane County. The people expect honesty and integrity even demand it.
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?
The Kane County Board need to work in collaboration between and among agencies to insure there is
no duplication of services but ensure essential services are being provided. For example safety is prime importance i.e. Fire Department, Police Department and Hospitals.
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?
If up graded technology reduces wasted labor and lost records, it could be worth the expense. Also creative ways to pay for the spending should be explored.
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?
No. Should not be a full time job, this is not applicaple, this is not my livelihood, but my advocacy for the people of my district.
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'
An independent auditor might be set up to oversee the budgets and assure the officials are operating within their budgets constraints. We might set up tools or instruments to help with this via technology,i.e. a program to help with this, a third party that looks at spending is what is needed.
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