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Jackie Green: Candidate Profile

Hoffman Estates Village Board (4-year Terms)

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  • Jackie Green, running for Hoffman Estates Village Board (4-year Terms)

      Jackie Green, running for Hoffman Estates Village Board (4-year Terms)

 

 

 

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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: Hoffman Estates

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Hoffman Estates Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 73

Family: Widowed for 8 years. 2 grown daughters, 4 grandchildren.

Occupation: Retired

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Was appointed to Zoning Board of Appeals from 2002 to 2007. Am on the 4th of July Commission (now NW 4th Fest) for 29 years, this year as chairperson. Was on the now defunct NW Suburban St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee as treasurer. Heavily involved in St. Hubert Church in various ministries. Graduated from Citizens Police Academy and Citizens Fire Academy. Attend Relay for Life and Bark for Life for Cancer research. Attend Feed My Hungry Children. Support Special Olympics.

Elected offices held: Village of Hoffman Estates Trustee 2007 to 2012

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Continued growth in business retail - bringing new business out west as we envisioned to be a vibrant area.

Key Issue 2

Continue newest tech for fire/police and most up-to-date EOC and hire as needed to keep us protected as well as we currently are.

Key Issue 3

Shop Local. Our newest campaign to help keep taxes to businesses in our own town.

Questions & Answers

Which areas of the village are you making it a priority to develop in the next four years and with what type of businesses specifically?

All areas of our village needs to be made a priority to make sure we are open to bring new businesses with no specific business turned away.

Are there changes you would propose regarding the multi-village Fourth of July celebration at the Sears Centre?

It being the first year with multi-villages and the first year at the Sears Centre, there was a lot to be learned. We will take what we learned from the first year and apply it to our second and future years to make sure the festival is successful.

Is the Sears Centre performing up to residents' expectations? If yes, do you support any changes going forward. If no, what specifically should the village be doing (or stop doing) to improve it?

For the short amount of time the Village has owned the Sears Centre, we are seeing improvements and profits each month. This is a great improvement over the previous owners.

Given the delicate balance between the need for revenue and over-taxing local businesses, what is your opinion of the village's present level of local sales taxes? Is the tax just right, too low or too high? Explain.

Our taxes are at the same level of surrounding towns.

What are the village's biggest public safety concerns? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.

We have a very fine police and fire department to protect our residents on a day to day basis.

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