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Christine Lucheck: Candidate Profile

Round Lake Park Village Clerk (4-year Term) (Independent)

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  • Christine Lucheck, running for Round Lake Park Village Clerk (4-year Term)

      Christine Lucheck, running for Round Lake Park Village Clerk (4-year Term)

 

 

 

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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: Round Lake Park

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Round Lake Park Village Clerk (4-year Term)

Age: 33

Family: Married to Daniel Brooks since September 22, 2012; the oldest child out of eight, seven girls and one boy and one nephew, Christopher Hart Jr., age 2.

Occupation: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor at NICASA, Waukegan, IL.

Education: DePaul University, Chicago, IL. June, 2005 Master of Arts, Sociology: GPA: 3.94 - Major concentration in Sociology with emphasis on Law and Society. Degree Honors: With Distinction.

Civic involvement: Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society) - Since June 7, 2002. Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Sociology Sept. 2002 to June 2003 Project Manager/Ethnographer that included a team of approximately seven members for an independent pilot participatory action research project regarding how to more effectively and efficiently assist and benefit the process and outcome with the given resources of the organization, The Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA) 2003 Internship with Chicago Police Department - 006th District, 60 hours completed, Winter, 2002 (Received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Chicago, Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy {C.A.P.S.}, in recognition of my commitment to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods and throughout the City of Chicago). Internship with Round Lake Police Department, 100 hours completed, Summer, 2001.

Elected offices held: None.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Yes, at age 17, I was arrested for battery. Through this experience I decided to become an Anger Management Trainer Level One in 2006 in order to help others.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Community: I would suggest that we build and strengthen the sense of community within our village.

Key Issue 2

Economic Growth: I would suggest that we plan and promote efforts to attract new businesses to our community.

Key Issue 3

Balancing the Budget: I would suggest trimming expenses that are wasteful and that we do not need.

Questions & Answers

Some communities have contracted out for certain services, such as snowplowing, to save money. What innovative methods would you propose to reduce your office's budget? Explain your answer.

I would strongly suggest looking into the possibility of hiring a village manager to oversee all of the different entities within the village in order to make sure that there were no duplications in services.

The state's revised Freedom of Information Act guidelines renewed focus on open government. Name one specific step you would take if elected to increase government transparency in your office.

I would ensure that the village meets or exceeds all legal standards for record keeping and responses to Freedom of information requests. Residents should be entitled to view any piece of information that impacts their lives.

Do you believe the village clerk should be an elected or appointed position? Please explain your answer.

I believe that the village clerk should be an elected position due to the fact that the village residents should be able to choose who they believe is qualified to hold the accountabilty for providing the duties of a clerk.

What steps would you take as village clerk to improve and increase the flow of information to residents?

I would make sure that all of the village hall and community meetings, schedules, agendas and minutes are posted and available to the public within a timely manner. I would also respond to inquiries from residents and village personal within an efficient and courteous manner.

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for village clerk? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

I would like to build and strengthen the sense of community within Round Lake Park. I would like it to be a safe and friendly environment, one in which every resident is proud to be a part of.

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