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Dan Shea: Candidate Profile

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

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  • Dan Shea, running for Algonquin Township Board (4-year Terms)

    Dan Shea, running for Algonquin Township Board (4-year Terms)




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City: Fox River Grove


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

Age: 73

Family: Candidate did not respond.

Occupation: Retired

Education: Some college

Civic involvement: Fox Waterway Advisory Board Member McHenry County Historical Society Board Member Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Board Member

Elected offices held: Village President of Fox River Grove 1983-1993 McHenry County Board 1996-2008 Algonquin Township Trustee 2010 - to present

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

To retain the present township services for our citizens.

Key Issue 2

Continue the sound financial policies that our well run township now experiences.

Key Issue 3

Retain the programs that make life easier for our senior citizens.

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. Resist cutting services to our citizens. 2. Maintain present financially sound government. 3. Resist expansion of township services. All of the above have been very important to our constituents and also very well received by them.

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

With almost one third of the residents in McHenry county living in Algonquin township, it is necessary for us to provide local services to this large population.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

To provide needed services when they are not readily available otherwise.

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

At present I see no excess programs. My record in office displays that I would move to discontinue them.

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

Many years in financially sound government have demonstrated my qualifications to work to provide public service while containing costs.