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Terrance Lumpkins: Candidate Profile

Round Lake Heights Mayor (4-year Term) (Independent)

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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 Heights

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Round Lake Heights Mayor (4-year Term)

Age: 50

Family: Married, two children, one granchild

Occupation: General Manager for Sales

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Mayor of Round Lake Heights, 1993-Present

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

Create a strong, multi-faceted commercial area which both provides a strong fiscal base and fits the community's rural identity.

Key Issue 2

Ensure that the Village's water infrastructure continues to meet the community's needs. Therefore, Round Lake Heights should research the pros and cons of creating its own water access and storage.

Key Issue 3

Develop an identity built around the Village's great parks and open spaces by preserving key parcels, using sustainable considerations in addressing local issues and partening with other intities to emphasize this identity.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

Twenty years of experience and my business background

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.

I believe the sales tax is not the problem, I believe that realestate taxes is the real problem. Until a restructuring of the realestate taxes to property owners at a state level this will continue to be a problem

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.

Parking on Village streets. This will always be a concern as long as we don't have curb and gutter in the Indian Hill subdivision.

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?

At this time we run a very tight budget.

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

Capitalize on the intersection of Fairfield Road and Rollins Road to expand the local commercial base.

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