Jim Roden: Candidate Profile
McHenry County board District 2
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City: Crystal Lake
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: McHenry County board District 2
Family: 3 children 6 grand children
Occupation: Self- employed Owner of The Framery, a custom picture frame shop
Education: Crystal Lake Central High School 2 years SIU no degree extensive travel
Civic involvement: Lead the Viking club for ninteen years holding The Viking Breakfast, a fund raiser Youth Soccer coach and youth and High School Soccer Referee
Elected offices held: None
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Transparency in Government On any issue that comes to the Board for approval there must be a complete and thorough understanding of all sides of the issue. Insure that all facts are accurate, and unbiased. All board members must present a complete disclosure of properties and ownerships.
Key Issue 2
I will advocate bike trails throughout the county, not only for recreation but for commuting.
Key Issue 3
I will promote the construction of "Round-Abouts" where ever possible. Once people understand the concept, and see the savings in time, gas, polution, etc. they will accept the idea as good.
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?
Yes, Valley Hi The future of the County Jail and the Federal detention program
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.
Again, I think it can be improved with the implimentation of "Round-Abouts"
Does the county need to address its ethics policies? Why or why not? If so, how?
Absolutey! There must be true disclosure.
Assess McHenry County?s efforts thus far in terms of groundwater preservation and protection. What needs to be done now and in the future?
I think it has been good. What we need to explore is water run-off from parking lots. Initiate grasses to absorb the run-off.
Assess how the county health department approached the whooping cough outbreak. What should have been done differently?
Our own health is first and last a personal responsiblity.
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