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Deanna Wilkins: Candidate Profile

York Township Assessor (4-year Term) (R)

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  • Deanna Wilkins, running for York Township Assessor (4-year Term)

      Deanna Wilkins, running for York Township Assessor (4-year Term)




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City: Lombard

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: York Township Assessor (4-year Term)

Age: 47

Family: Married for 27 years with one child and 3 dogs.

Occupation: York Township Assessor.

Education: Associate Degree in Merchandising Certified Appraiser Real Estate Broker's License Certified Illinois Assessing Officer

Civic involvement: Rotary Club President of Foundation of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Serve on the Board of Ray Graham Lombard Historial Society PTA Council Treasurer Lombard Chamber of Commerce

Elected offices held: York Township Assessor elected 2006-present York Township Assessor appointed 2004 York Township Administrative Assistant 1996-2004 York Township Trustee 1993-1996 York Township Republican Committeeman 1990-present

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Fair and Equitable Assessments

Key Issue 2

Efficient and responsive service to the taxpayer.

Key Issue 3

To continue to maintain professional standards while holding down costs.

Questions & Answers

Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.

The Assessor's Office will continue to provide fair and equitable assessments, efficient and responsive service to the taxpayer and maintain professional standards while holding down costs.

In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?

Municipalities and the County do not value property nor do they have the mechanism to do so. As such, the Assessor's Office is not a duplication of services.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

To fulfill our statutory requirements to our constituents in the most cost effective manner.

In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?

Our Township has trimmed and continues to trim where we can. We continue to monitor office expenditures in an effort to return efficient government services to the taxpayers of the Township.

What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?

I have worked in the Assessor's Office since 1996 and served as Assessor since 2004. As a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, state licensed appraiser and real estate broker, I continue to maintain the educational requirements mandated by State Statute.

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