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Maria DeAngelis-Vesey: Candidate Profile

DuPage County board District 1 (Democrat)

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  • Maria DeAngelis-Vesey, running for DuPage County board District 1

      Maria DeAngelis-Vesey, running for DuPage County board District 1

 

 

 

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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: Elmhurst

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: DuPage County board District 1

Age: 49

Family: Divorced, 2 sons Matt, age 21, Alex age 18, my mother Carol also lives with us, a beagle named Sonny

Occupation: Construction Loan Planner, Owner of EagleOne Financial, Inc.

Education: Bachelors Degree in History and Political Science, University of Kentucky, 1994 Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies, Roosevelt University

Civic involvement: Ladies Club/Knights of Columbus

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

County Wide Diaster Recovery Plan. Working with the Village Mayors to make this happen.

Key Issue 2

Adding and Improving Senior Services

Key Issue 3

Improving safety at high risk traffic intersections.

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election for the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you? If so, what?

I am running for the first time. I choose to run after all the obstacles I encountered trying to make several street corners in my neighborhood safer, by adding stop signs. I have run into excuse after excuse from the village, the township and the county. Our children need to be safe.

If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of any important initiatives you've led. If you are a challenger, what would you bring to the board and what would your priority be?

Candidate did not respond.

How can the county best manage its growth, growing diversity?

Without growth and diversity we remain stagnent and die. Growth is everyday, diversity is welcome. Keeping ahead of county residents needs by providing a safe enviroment for everyone to grow, is how we manage it.

If incumbent, are you satisied your attendance at county board/committee meetings has been adequate? Describe the rough percentage of meetings you've attended. If non-incumbent, are you aware of the incumbent's attandance record and is it adequate?

Candidate did not respond.

What is your stance on county board members' pay? Too high, too low, just right? Would you propose any changes? Do you think county board members should receive pensions? If not, would be willing to pledge not to take one?

Technically the County Board Position is a part time job, so the pay is a little high for a part time job. On the flip side most Board members work full time at this job, so I think they deserve a pension.

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