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Ron Ford: Candidate Profile

Kane County board District 6 (Democrat)

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  • Ron Ford, running for Kane County board District 6

    Ron Ford, running for Kane County board District 6




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City: Aurora


Office sought: Kane County board District 6

Age: 53

Family: Married wife Rhonda three children Ron Jr,Ramica, Rashann 1 grandchild

Occupation: General Contractor New Life Construction Plus, Inc Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, decks, window replacements,room additions

Education: West Aurora High School Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Tuskegee Inst(now Univ) Civil Engineering Courses (IIT) Continuing education management courses

Civic involvement: Project Single Mom's to empower and assist single moms Haley's Playground a developmental environment for special need youth Sundowners Track Club summer youth track club AAU affiliated Sagecrest Hills homework club n Annual Chrstmas party/toys for youth WIB workforce investment Board QCAACC quad county african american chamber of commerce Various Ministries at New Community Baptist Church

Elected offices held: Kane County Board Distict 6

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

Candidate's Key Issues

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Key Issue 3

Quality of Life

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?

The ethics ordinance was reviewed by 2 different States Attorney's. To do an ethics ordinance that goes beyond state statue only becomes a smoke screen, not forcable and can be also open to legal challenges.

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?


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?

yes, I beleive a combination of funding should take place due to the project size and usage. RTA sales tax, Capital Projects, and reserved funds in judicial,county clerk, circuit clerk, sheriff office, etc

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

yes, what the county pays for the positions is quite low compared to other counties

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?

Golf course improvement w/1st Tee program, cross country, look out point Old jail torn down asap,leave site to developers for offers to improve site or consult with tourism and economic development on options