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Eugene Dawson: Candidate Profile

Barrington Township Supervisor (4-year Term) (Republican)

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City: Barrington

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Barrington Township Supervisor (4-year Term)

Age: 72

Family: married, 2 children

Occupation: Township Supervisor

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Monmouth College, 1963 Bachelor of Science, Rockford College, 1971 Master od Arts, DePaul University, 1979

Civic involvement: Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Barrington Area Council of Governments Development Council, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Advisory Council, Alden Estates of Barrington Healthier Barrington Council

Elected offices held: Assessor, 1993- 2001 Supervisor, 2001-present

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

To serve the taxpayers efficiently and economically.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

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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 closest to the people. No other governmental body can serve the people as econmoically and personally as Townships.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

To serve the taxpayer and constituents 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?

All programs are reviewed every year.

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

20 years of experience in a number of capacities