2014 readers choice results
Article updated: 2/22/2013 6:07 PM

Ed McGinty: Candidate Profile

Island Lake Village Board (4-year Terms)

Ed McGinty, running for Island Lake Village Board (4-year Terms)

Ed McGinty, running for Island Lake Village Board (4-year Terms)

 
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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: Island Lake

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Island Lake Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 66

Family: Married, grown children

Occupation: Accountant

Education: Bachelor's in Business Administration, Dakota Wesleyan 1969 MBA, Finance, Keller graduate school of management,1982

Civic involvement: 4th degree Knights of Columbus President Pastoral Council Transfiguration Catholic Church Vicariate 1, Deanery, Archdiocese of Chicago Island Lake Police Pension Board

Elected offices held: none

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Uniting our village.

Key Issue 2

To have our village become more fiscal responsible

Key Issue 3

To allow all village residents to have a voice. Improving communication from the village board to the residents, in a positive manner

Questions & Answers

The current administration has been investigating building a new village hall in Water Tower Park. A funding mechanism has not been determined, nor has the board decided if the proposal should become a reality. Should that investigation continue?

Currently I do not have the all of the facts to arrive at a decision.

Do you support Police Chief McCorkle and the work he has done or do you believe a new chief is needed?

I support Chief McCorkle.

Political bickering, legal battles and other political issues have hurt the morale of village employees and the town's image. What steps would you take to improve Island Lake's image?

Provide accurate facts, and do away with opinions as being perceived as being factual

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?

I am not aware of any.

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

The children of our community. What is it that we can do better for our children.

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