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Office sought: Antioch Township Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Husband - Theodore Daughter - Oksana Victoria
Education: Graduate of the Realtors Institute Illinois Appraisal Institute
Civic involvement: Antioch Womens Club 885 Civic Club Linden Lane Homeowners Association Election Judge
Elected offices held: Antioch Township Trustee - Appointed November 2012 Past Precinct Commiteemen
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
To Be Elected Antioch Township Trustee
Key Issue 2
I will work hard to make sure Antioch Township continues to be fiscally responsible.
Key Issue 3
I am retired and look forward to volunteering my time to the Township and the services they provide to the community.
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 most important goal for the township board is to continue sound financial practices. We have to live within our budget just like our residents. Continue to research additional funding available to townships that do not impact taxes. In this next term I hope we have the funds to complete the Tim Osmond Sports Complex
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 for many reasons. The convenience of township government is less intimidating. Questions and answers for township issues are only a short drive away. Property issues can be addressed at the township offfice. Smaller governments maintain smaller budgets.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
Antioch Township has worked very hard to provide services that we can afford without putting additional burden on the taxpayers. The primary responsibility of township government is to perform their duties and extend services and programs with financially sound measures. These include maintaining roads and bridges, assessing township property, providing assistance to our residence and maintaining accurate township records.
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
We already run a very efficient township government. We have used extreme cost saving measures in providing services to the residents of Antioch Township. We do not have a paid senior co-ordinator. All events and programs are accomplished thru Volunteers.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
Independent Certified Real Estate Appraiser, consulting for Banks and Appraisal Management Companies as an Independent fee Appraiser covering Lake and McHenry Counties, maintaining current and developing new accounts. Real Estate Broker/Manager Century 21 in Antioch. Supervised,Trained and Directed Sales Associates, increasing the staff from 6 agents to 26 productive agents within 2 years. Hiring additional support staff, maintaining production and commission records.