Tina Asmus: Candidate Profile
Lakemoor Mayor (4-year Term)
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Office sought: Lakemoor Mayor (4-year Term)
Family: I have been married to Jeff Asmus for 12 years. We are raising our three children children here Zach 17, cody 11 and Lillianna 8. We have lived in Lakemoor for 12 years, we started out as renters and chose to purchase our home 8 years ago.
Occupation: I worked for 10 years in child development. Currently I am a homemaker who stays involved in my children's education and advocate for my special needs child.
Education: I graduated from McHenry West Campus in 1991. I attended McHenry County College focusing on Early Childhood Education.
Civic involvement: I have volunteered at an abused women and children,s shelter, where I cared for children while mothers went to meetings and job interviews.I have also volunteered for several years at McHenry schools. Currently I am involved with the girls group at church.
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Preserve our small town atmosphere while welcoming well planned balanced growth. Review existing development standards and ordinances. Restructure our Economic Development Program focusing on bring in new business. Compile a detailed Comprehensive Plan review for future growth in harmony with existing business and residents.
Key Issue 2
Create restoration plan for Lily Lake. Improve walking path from Lily Lake Rd to Darrel RD. Implement an Arbor Day program and become a Tree City USA.
Key Issue 3
Bring police presence back to our neighborhoods. Restructure our neighborhood watch program and community outreach program. Expand D.A.R.E to get awareness out into our community and our schools. Look into joining MEG (Metropolitan Enforcement Group).
What makes you the best candidate for the job?
I am dedicated, passionate and I will bring a commonsense approach to the growth of Lakemoor.
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.
To low, many businesses have closed in Lakemoor in the past couple of years. We need to maintain our current tax base and work on new business to increase our future tax base.
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.
Police presence in our neighborhoods. Police knowing the community and interacting with them in a positive manner. Trust builds communication, lets be a proactive community instead of reactive.
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?
I believe our parks and recreation board could use more funding. This program is our way of giving back to our community.
What's one good idea you have to better the community that no one is talking about yet?
Starting and organizing volunteer groups to help seniors and those in need with everyday activities, home maintenance,and shopping.
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