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Patricia Blauvelt: Candidate Profile

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

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  • Patricia Blauvelt, running for Round Lake Village Clerk (4-year Term)

    Patricia Blauvelt, running for Round Lake Village Clerk (4-year Term)

 

 

 

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Bio

City: Round Lake

Website: http://www.electcitizensfirst.com

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

Age: 54

Family: Married to Michael 31 years in March. 3 Daughters - Jennifer, Nicole & Cassandra. 2 Grandsons - Devin & Bryce.

Occupation: Client Relationship Representative for the Commercial Lending Area of a local bank

Education: 1976 Graduate of Round Lake Sr High

Civic involvement: Former member of the Round Lake Area Chamber for over 25 years, serving 18 years on the Board of Directors. Served as Vice President for 4 years, Treasurer for 2 years. Former Trustee of Village of Round Lake for 3 1/2 years

Elected offices held: Former member of the Round Lake Area Chamber for over 25 years, serving 18 years on the Board of Directors. Served as Vice President for 4 years, Treasurer for 2 years. Former Trustee of Village of Round Lake for 3 1/2 years

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Taxes

Key Issue 2

Honest Government

Key Issue 3

Transportation

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.

We already utilized outsourcing for our water bills, there is the possibility of looking elsewhere for better pricing, but other than that the clerk's office is ran in house.

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.

Work to have meetings streamed live on our Web site.

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

Appointed - It's a non issue held position.

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

Again, work to have our meeting streamed live on the internet through the Village Web site

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.

As a previous Trustee for the Village, and throughout my own career, I understand the value of an efficient and reliable office

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