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Thomas Bolger: Candidate Profile

Tower Lakes Village Board (4-year Terms) (Independent)

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  • Thomas Bolger, running for Tower Lakes Village Board (4-year Terms)

      Thomas Bolger, running for Tower Lakes Village Board (4-year Terms)

 

 

 

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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: Tower Lakes

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Tower Lakes Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 52

Family: Wife Mary Kay 25 years Son Patrick 20 Daughter Tess 17 Son Joe 16

Occupation: President and CEO of Chroma Corporation

Education: BA in Political Science - Western Illinois University 1983

Civic involvement: Trustee for the Village of Tower Lakes

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

The well being of the residents of Tower Lakes

Key Issue 2

Making sure that Tower Lakes, as a member of BACOG, is doing everything we can to strengthen the greater community of Barrington

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

I have a deep passion for the Village of Tower Lakes as well as a deep passion for the greater Barrington community and it's school district. I grew up in Tower Lakes and am a graduate of North Barrington Elementary School, Station Middle School and Barrington High School. I still have a great number of family and friends in the area whom I care about.

Given the delicate balance between the need for revenue and over-taxing local businesses, what is your opinion of your community's present level of local sales taxes? Is the tax just right, too low or too high? Explain.

That is a difficult question to answer because we do not know what services are going to fall to the villages of Barrington from the county, state and federal levels. I believe that the BACOG area does a great job of utilizing the resources it has and will continue to do so as the government services landscape changes

Talking with your friends and neighbors, what seems to be their biggest public safety concern? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.

The quality and safety of our schools. It is no secret that Barrington has a tremendous school system and has worked hard make it so as well as improve on it continually. Making sure we have people in all levels of local government that share the desire to support our schools benefits everyone. As far as safety goes educational and support organizations are great, but the biggest influence on safety of schools is support from a strong family structure

In these tight economic times, municipal budgets have to be prioritized. Where, if anywhere, could the current budget be trimmed, and conversely, are there areas the budget does not give enough money to?

As I mentioned before schools are the most important element and I believe that Dr. Leonard and the school board do an excellent job of balancing the demands in today's tough economy. There is not a pat answer for what can be trimmed, but infrastructure improvements need to take a back seat to education, public safety and emergency services

What's one good idea you have to better the community that no one is talking about yet?

Candidate did not respond.

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