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Jon Duesing: Candidate Profile

Hanover Park Park Board (4-year Terms)

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  • Jon Duesing, running for Hanover Park Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Jon Duesing, running for Hanover Park Park Board (4-year Terms)




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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City: Hanover Park

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Hanover Park Park Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 57

Family: Married, 3 children

Occupation: Sales Representative

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, 1978

Civic involvement: Hanover Park Park Foundation Commissioner of Hanover Park Park District - Vice President

Elected offices held: Wayne Township Committeeman

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Working for our community, it's not about me.

Key Issue 2

Being responsible with our resources and being a good steward of those resources.

Key Issue 3

Supporting staff in their pursuit of excellence. We have a great staff and with the limited resources of our community, they have done a great job and will continue to do so.

Questions & Answers

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

We constantly monitor programming trying to revise, improve and update.

Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.

Not at this time, we need to focus on revitalizing our current parks and programs.

Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them? Or, should they wait until the economy improves?

We do what we can within our budget, but economy has definitely made an impact on what can be accomplished.

Would you support sharing/pooling resources (i.e. printing, vehicles) with other local governments (school districts, village, etc.)? If so, what areas would you consider combining or merging to save money or improve efficiency?

We have worked with the Village, Township, and School districts, Mayor Craig has been instrumental in bringing agencies together and working for the betterment of our community.

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

Candidate did not respond.