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Florencio Villegas: Candidate Profile

Bloomingdale Township Board (4-year Terms) (D)

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City: Bloomingdale

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Bloomingdale Township Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 80

Family: Married,6 children,13 grandchildren

Occupation: Retired Business Executive (Manufacturing, International Trade & Management Consultant)

Education: 4 years Engineering Management/ Roosevelt University,Illinoois Institute of Technology. 1 year Management/ Loyola Graduate School of Business

Civic involvement: Pres.Lions Club,V.P.Social Service Org., Past Chairman American Society For Quality (ASQ),Commissioner-U.S. Senator Dixon's Asian-American Advisory Board, Member-Illinois Economic Board Small Business Committee,Board member of Home Owner's Assoc.,Member various Filipino-American Organizations.

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

Elected officials must halt waste and abusive use of financial resources.

Key Issue 2

Require multiple bids on work done for the Township

Key Issue 3

Need to increase Transparency by publishing board decisions on the website

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.

1. Review salary budget and conduct job description/evaluations to establish competitive wages. 2. Review policies and guidelines used to determine final pension benefits and make necessary revisions 3. Review compensation and benefits of non-elected positions and conduct appropriate changes.

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

Townships need to be evaluated on the basis of the services they provide.Services provided by Townships overlap with those provided by individual towns,county and state.This overlapping of services result in various inefficiences and increased government costs.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Technically the primary responsibilities of Townships has been reduced to duplicating those services provided by other levls of government.Townships need to coordinate with other government agencies and establish some form of cooperation.

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

Specific analysis of financial data needs to be conducted to establish both short-term and long-term plans that addresses cost reduction,employee productivity improvements and ultimate effects on the budget.

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

My extensive experience in profit and loss responsibilities highly qualifies me to contribute to the board's short-term and long-term plans.