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Office sought: McHenry County board District 4
Family: Married with two children.
Occupation: Human Resources at Pioneer Center for Human Services
Education: Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.
Elected offices held: McHenry County Board since December 2000.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
Key Issue 1
Ensuring that our quality of life in McHenry County remains high without increasing taxes.
Key Issue 2
Upgrading and maintaining roads in McHenry County to assist economic growth and safe commuting.
Key Issue 3
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McHenry County has managed the recession without a budgetary crisis like those in other counties. How do you ensure the county continues on that path and that reserves aren?t depleted? Are there specific budget areas that need more attention?
The County is well above the needed reserve pool to sustain services should revenue decrease further. Our budgeting process has worked well and allowed flexibility where needed. I have great concern about the spending in the Sheriff's department on management positions and spending within the jail.
Does the McHenry County Board have a good transportation improvement plan? Please be specific and suggest whether you think anything is missing or should be scrapped.
The current transportation improvement plan was designed with input from all corners of the county. This plan is good and provides structure for moving forward in the short term while working with the 2040 plan which addresses the long term sustainability of our roads.
Does the county need to address its ethics policies? Why or why not? If so, how?
The County just completed training all employees on the Ethics policy which is reviewed by committee. This is not an issue in my eyes.
Assess McHenry County?s efforts thus far in terms of groundwater preservation and protection. What needs to be done now and in the future?
McHenry County has made great effort over the past several years to address groundwater. In the future we need to continue to work on a regional level with other governmental and legislative bodies to build stronger preservation activities into policies and procedures.
Assess how the county health department approached the whooping cough outbreak. What should have been done differently?
I think the health department handled this issue fine. It's a non issue.