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Office sought: DuPage County board District 2
Family: Married to Kristen A. Noonan Three Children: Lauren, Caroline and Kevin
Occupation: Police Officer (Bloomingdale,IL)
Education: College of DuPage (2 years), Lewis University-currently completing my degree in Criminal/Social Justice (Graduating Fall 2012)
Civic involvement: York Township Precinct Committeeman, A.Y.S.O. U-6 Soccer Coach
Elected offices held: York Township Precinct Committeeman
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Job Retention/Job Growth
Key Issue 2
Key Issue 3
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?
I feel that the County Board should be diversified-having individuals with different professional backgrounds promotes the opportunity for different ideas and different perspectives.
As a police Officer, I am committed to and responsible for the safety of the community.
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?
As a challenger, I would bring my law enforcement experience with my ability to work with other municipalities when making decisions in an effort to improve the quality of life for the citizens of DuPage County.
As a police officer I put my life on the line and I am willing to make the same commitment to the citizens of DuPage County as their District 2 representative.
My top priority will be job retention/job growth.
How can the county best manage its growth, growing diversity?
The county can best manage its growth by providing the necessary services needed to accommodate the growth.
A vital issue surrounding the growth is the transportation routes that have thus far contributed to the growth.
Affordable housing coupled by great schools, great parks and vast open spaces will always be inviting for citizens who are deciding on settling in DuPage County.
Jobs and education will have the greatest impact on the growing diversity, so with the large ethnic population in Chicago, I feel that there will be a continued increase in population by individuals from diversified backgrounds creating a strain on services that are offered forcing the service providers to "do more with less."
The county will need to prioritize and get rid of "structural waste."
There is a significant amount of abandoned commercial properties throughout DuPage County that can be redeveloped as either residential areas or refurbished businesses where employment opportunities can become available.
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?
Yes, I am aware of all county board members attendance records since it was recently disclosed in the newspapers.
Penalties should be implemented for poor attendance except in emergency circumstances.
There is an expectation by the voters that elected officials are working since they still receive their salaries.
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?
I believe the salary of a county board member is appropriate only if the county board member has near perfect attendance.
The quality of work (work ethic) or contribution to the board by the individual should also be evaluated.
I don't believe the county board members should receive a pension, therefore I am not going to participate in the pension program.