Ted Lewis: Candidate Profile
Bartlett Park Board (6-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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Office sought: Bartlett Park Board (6-year Terms)
Family: Married,with two sons, and three grandchildren
Education: BA in Finance and Accounting Loyola Univeersity Chicago, Jurist Doctorate IIT-Chicago Kent Collage of Law 1976
Civic involvement: Bartlett Park District Commissioner,Bartlett Lions Club,Bartlett Centennial Commissioner,Saint Edwards High School Foundation Trustee, Bartlett Raiders Football Board,Bartlett Youth Baseball Assn. Board, Razicka Park Development Committee, Bartlett Fourth of July Committee, Co-founder of the Bartlett Park Foundation.
Elected offices held: Bartlett Park District Commissioner (1983-Present).
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: DUI Over ten years ago.
Key Issue 1
Continue to wortk with other governments, government agencys and with private companys and groups for the betterment of the Bartlett Park District and it citizens.
Key Issue 2
Continue the on going modernization and upgrade of our parks and other facillties.
Key Issue 3
Candidate did not respond.
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
We review the programs changing days, times,and/or locations of the programs offered. Sometimes partnering with other districts, before we would eliminate the program.
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
None contemplated at this time, we just added Villa Oliva.
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 seem to have a well rounded set of recreational programs from infants to seniors,indoors and outdoors, in district and out of district.
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 do some of this now and could always look for more opportuneities.
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.
I feel my opening the lines of communications with other governments ( Village of Bartlett,School District U-46, Bartlett Library, DuPage County and the State of Ill.) to share cost, facilities,equipment, and staff lead a better park district. The three past referendums for the Pool, Community Center,and Villa Oliva. Over doubling our open space, the number of parks, programs and the facilities available. Promoting of staff from within when ever possible. Creating the Bartlett Park Foundation.
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