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Lowell Cutsforth: Candidate Profile

Algonquin Township Board (4-year Terms) (Republican)

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  • Lowell Cutsforth, running for Algonquin Township Board (4-year Terms)

    Lowell Cutsforth, running for Algonquin Township Board (4-year Terms)




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City: Fox River Grove

Website: http://none

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

Age: 74

Family: Married and two daughters

Occupation: retired

Education: Bachelor of Science Masters of business Adminstration

Civic involvement: FRG Lions Club

Elected offices held: Board of Education - Dist. 3

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Maintain a frugal and efficent township goverment

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

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. Cost efficent township goverment 2. Continue providing existing township services 3. Better communication with township residents

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 are needed because they provide services that other govermental bodies do not provide These include public aid, senior bussing and township recycling

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Public Aid Township Road Maintance Township Assessor

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

No: Township taxes are very minimal at present

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

Four terms on township board