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Daniel Fitzgerald: Candidate Profile

Barrington Township Board (4-year Terms) (Republican)

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City: Barrington

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Barrington Township Board (4-year Terms)

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married, two children.

Occupation: Attorney.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign Juris Doctor, University of Notre Dame Master of Business Administration, DePaul University

Civic involvement: Commissioner, Village of Barrington Zoning Board of Appeals: 2004 to 2008

Elected offices held: Trustee, Barrington Township: 2008 to Present

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Service to Township residents and fiscal responsibility.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

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.

Candidate did not respond.

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 the government sector closest to the people.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Townships provide social services and financial assistance to those in need.

In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?

Townships are currently the "lowest cost" government sector to the taxpayers.

What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?

My qualifications include my current and ongoing service as a Barrington Township Trustee from 2008 to present, my service as a Village of Barrington Zoning Board of Appeals Commissioner from 2004 to 2008, and my diversified educational and employment background.