Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/21/2012 4:38 PM

John Paxton: Candidate Profile

Lake North Shore Sanitary District Ward 1 (Republican)

Success - Article sent! close
  • John Paxton, running for Lake North Shore Sanitary District Ward 1

    John Paxton, running for Lake North Shore Sanitary District Ward 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.

Jump to:

BioKey Issues



City: Winthrop Harbor

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Lake North Shore Sanitary District Ward 1

Age: 64

Family: 3 Children (1 Deceased), 9 Grand Children, 1 Great Grand Child.

Occupation: Retired Independent Business Owner- Insurance and Real Estate Broker.

Education: Retired Certified Insurance Counselor, Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Northern Illinois University, Milton College.

Civic involvement: Past President of Zion Lions Club, Past President of Independent Insurance Agents of Zion-Benton, Past Chairman of Memorial United Methodist Church Council, Past Member of Winthrop Harbor Police Pension Board, Past member of Zion Chamber of Commerce, Zion Kiwanis Club.

Elected offices held: North Shore Sanitary District Trustee since 1983, serving twice as President of the board. Currently Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: None

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping user rates down. We have not increased user rates for the past 25 years. As a matter of fact our rates have been decreased 20% since 1987, a record unmatched by any public utility. I will strive to continue this record if reelected. After running our family business for 32 years I have a track record of experience and education in the business and finance field unmatched by my oponent.

Key Issue 2

To protect the environment. At NSSD we have an excellent record of protecting the environment from the pollution that comes from sewage treatment. Our 3 award winning plants are among the best in the nation and I have the knowledge and experience to continue along the same path in the future.

Key Issue 3

To continue to search for new technology for the disposal of the our sludge byproducts generated from the operations of our facilities. At NSSD we are committed to finding new ways of sludge disposal that are not only friendly to the environment but seek beneficial reuse of the granulate we generate from our operations. We are very close right now to finding such an opportunity and I will continue with this vital program.