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Joe Munson: Candidate Profile

Wauconda Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

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City: wauconda

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Wauconda Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

Age: 60

Family: divorced with 3 sons

Occupation: wauconda township highway commissioner

Education: high school grad

Civic involvement: Lakes Youth Athletic Assc. board member/coach American Legion Post 911 wauconda director of legion baseball, memorial day parade and ceremony director, past commander wauconda masonic lodge wauconda moose lodge 1969

Elected offices held: wauconda park dist commissioner Wauconda township highway commissioner

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 and repair of roads in the township

Key Issue 2

maintain and repair culverts and drainage issues within the twnsp. right of ways

Key Issue 3

trimming of dangerous limbs, and removal of dangerous or dead trees along the twnsp. right of ways

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.

the board overseeing budgets

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

municipalities are gobbling, or anexing up vacant land that they can not afford to maintain. and some municipalities have turned to township highway depts to maintain their roadways

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

to maintain the services it provides, and to maintain a balanced budget

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

in the highway dept, we have added programs while running a balanced budget

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

4 years in usaf 4 yrs Illinois national gaurd 2 winters at I.D.O.T. 28 yrs as owner operator in trucking and excavating 7.5 yrs as wauconda township highway commissioner