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Nadia BlancDaley: Candidate Profile

Kane County Board District 14 (Democrat)

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  • Nadia BlancDaley, running for Kane County Board District 14

      Nadia BlancDaley, running for Kane County Board District 14

 

 

 

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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: South Elgin

Website: http://www.Nadia for Kane County Board.com

Office sought: Kane County Board District 14

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: My husband, Peter, and I raised our four children here in Kane County where we have been active members of our community for the past 12 years.

Occupation: Homemaker & Volunteer

Education: Associates Liberal Arts, Elgin Community College; Loyola University

Civic involvement: Past President and current member of The Greater St. Charles Education Foundation; Member of various PTOs

Elected offices held: None

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Jobs

Key Issue 2

Real Estates Taxes

Key Issue 3

Ethically preserve open space, forest preserves and local farms

Questions & Answers

Did the county board get it right when they decided to leave an ethics ordinance that is more stringent but more open to a legal challenge in place? Would you support the creation of more detailed economic interest statements?

I support a true ethics ordinance where there is real transparency.

Would you support the buildout of the shell space in the Kane County jail if it could be shown that the space could/would be used to increase profits from housing federal inmates?

I'd like to see more details on that proposition before making a decision. I am concerned using the jail as a profit center.

Do you believe the county court system needs a computer system upgrade that might cost as much as $12.6 million? If so, do you support using RTA sales tax money to fund it, or do you have a different plan? If not, what is your alternative plan?

I would like to see more detailed cost benefit information before making a decision. I do not support increasing RTA taxes.

Do you support the call by the state's attorney and public defender for raises for their staffs? Where should that money come from?

Based on the presentation by the two offices, the staff is woefully underpaid. To determine an increase, the budget and the contracts need to be reviewed.

What aspects of the Fabyan/Settlers Hill campus redevelopment vision created by the task force do you support? What should happen to the old county jail property?

Kane County's unemployment rate is 9.3% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We need to bring green permanent good-paying jobs to the county. Any plan for the development or disposition of this property should be done to support these goals.

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