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