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Michael Braun: Candidate Profile

DuPage Forest Preserve District 1 (Democrat)

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  • Michael Braun, running for DuPage Forest Preserve District 1

    Michael Braun, running for DuPage Forest Preserve District 1




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.

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City: Addison

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: DuPage Forest Preserve District 1

Age: 58

Family: Married, 2-children, 1-grandchild

Occupation: Maintenance Mechanic

Education: Triton College HVAC Certificate

Civic involvement: Addison Township Democratic Org. Supporter of Aspire Former Little League Coach & Board Member

Elected offices held: Addison Township Democratic Precinct Committeeman 42 (Chairman) Former UAW Union Steward & Council Chair

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

Aquiring more open land

Key Issue 2

Making sure tax dollars are used wisely

Key Issue 3

A Transparent government

Questions & Answers

Do you support continuing the effort to acquire County Lakes Golf Club in Naperville? Why or why not?

Need to further research

Should the district be in the golf course business' If so, please explain the benefit. If not, please detail why. Should the district consider selling any of its holdings'

I have mixed personal feelings about the golf course issue. I would have to poll my constitutence and abide by what they want. The district should not be selling any of its holdings, all open land should remain as such and any other holdings not being used as intended should be converted back to open land or natural use.

Comment on the forest preserve's current land acquisition policy: Too aggressive? Too passive? Just right?

Need to further research.