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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: York Township Clerk (4-year Term)
Family: Sister, Gloria
Occupation: Lawyer, Teacher
Education: B.A. History, DePauw Univ., Greencastle, IN M.B.A. Industrial Management, DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Civic involvement: Candidate State Rep.- District 46 2004 & 2006 Lector, IC Catholic Church John Howard Association, Chicago - Chairman, Board of Directors Created Scholarship Fund for attorney association Chicago-Prague Sister City Committee
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Township government as we now have is a duplication of services. More of the budget should be spent on services for youth, seniors and actual public works and less money on salaries, pensions and healthcare for the officials.
Key Issue 2
Streamline township government and coordinate with county and local municipalities.
Key Issue 3
Eliminate closed meetings and post salaries, health and pension benefits of officials.
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.
1. Publish agenda on Internet before meetings with Minutes from previous meeting. 2. Expand youth and senior services. 3. Reduce the tax levy with more efficient administration.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
Good point. The current budget suggests that citizens in Elmhurst and other municipalities are subsidizing the services for unincorporated DuPage County. Municipalities or the county should administer the services and we should reduce or eliminate the township levy.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
True and fair assessment of real estate.
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
Eliminate pensions and healthcare for these part-time officials and transfer some of the administrative functions and costs to county or local municipalities.
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 an MBA degree from my days working in a bank. For 25 years I have been self-employed and know how to stretch a dollar.