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Charles Ditchman: Candidate Profile

DuPage County board District 4 (Democrat)

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  • Charles Ditchman, running for DuPage County board District 4

      Charles Ditchman, running for DuPage County board District 4

 

 

 

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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.

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Bio

City: Wheaton

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: DuPage County board District 4

Age: 48

Family: Divorced, Single Father Three Childern

Occupation: Licensed Architect State of Illinois

Education: Master of Architecture - Syracuse University Bachelor of Science in Design - Arizona State University Associate in Applied Science - Southen Illinois University

Civic involvement: American Institute of Architects - Northeast Illinois Habitat for Humanity Knights of Columbus Life Loyal Sigma Chi

Elected offices held: N/A

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: N/A

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Giving DuPage County Voters a Democratic choice.

Key Issue 2

County Board Accountability.

Key Issue 3

Eliminate pensions for county board members. Reduce salaries for county board members. Reform Healthcare for county board members.

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election for the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you? If so, what?

The current political atmosphere is why I am seeking office. People are dissatisfied with incumbent officials at all levels. Those that where elected to serve the public have only been serving themselves. As I circulated my petition, I asked people if they knew how much county board members make and half of the people I asked didn't even know they received a salary, let alone health benefits and a pension.

If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of any important initiatives you've led. If you are a challenger, what would you bring to the board and what would your priority be?

Candidate did not respond.

How can the county best manage its growth, growing diversity?

I think that diversity is something that doesn't need to be managed but rather encouraged and celebrated. It is the strength of our community and the source of economic stability

If incumbent, are you satisied your attendance at county board/committee meetings has been adequate? Describe the rough percentage of meetings you've attended. If non-incumbent, are you aware of the incumbent's attandance record and is it adequate?

Candidate did not respond.

What is your stance on county board members' pay? Too high, too low, just right? Would you propose any changes' Do you think county board members should receive pensions' If not, would be willing to pledge not to take one?

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