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Kevin McKernan: Candidate Profile

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

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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: Wauconda

Website: Candidate did not respond.

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

Age: 51

Family: Candidate did not respond.

Occupation: Sales Manager for TMA

Education: Bachelor Of Science in Business Administration, Marquette University, 1985

Civic involvement: Wauconda Legion 911 (acting Chaplain for Sons of American Legion) Wauconda Loyal order of Moose 1969

Elected offices held: Senator, Marquette University Student Government

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Fiscal responsibility

Key Issue 2

Balanced budget

Key Issue 3

Maintain and expand quality services

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.

See above campaign issues

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 provide different services than the Village. These services are necessary for many people that are looking for help i.e. Senior Transportion, Food Pantry's.... Let's keep these important services going!

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Provide general assistance

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

This is something that I will have to explore as I become more familiar with the budget. I plan to work with incumbent officials within the township to re-evaluate all programs.

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

I bring a fresh, new perspective as a 15 year resident of the township to improve (and maintain) an already effective and prosperous government.

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