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Fredrick Bulmahn: Candidate Profile

Rutland Township Board (4-year Terms) (Independent)

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  • Fredrick Bulmahn, running for Rutland Township Board (4-year Terms)

    Fredrick Bulmahn, running for Rutland Township Board (4-year Terms)




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City: Huntley

Website: Candidate did not respond.

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

Age: 72

Family: Married to Jeannie for 50 years Three children Three grandchildren

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant & Financial Consultant Bulmahn, Ulbrich & Corbett-CPAs 515 E Golf Road, Arlington Hts, IL - 1970 to 1990 Fredrick W. Bulmahn CPA, Financial Consultant 502 So See-Gwun Ave, Mt Prospect, IL - 1990 to 1999

Education: Bachelor or Arts in Accounting & Business - 1962 Valparaiso University CPA Certificates, Virginia & Illinois

Civic involvement: Organizing co-member of Civic Committee, Sun City Huntley in 1999 St Paul Lutheran Church, Mt Prospect, IL Approx 1974-1989, including: Finance/Budget Director Chairman Bd of Trustees Committee Co-Chairman-Construct/Remodel Day School -1989

Elected offices held: Rutland Township Supervisor - 2001 - 2009

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Never

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

The board's fiduciary responsibility & accountability to the property taxpayers of Rutland Township, including strict review of all monthly township expenditures and maintaining part-time status for all Township employees.

Key Issue 2

Limiting the scope of the Township's responsibilities to the three items specified by the State of Illinois, i.e. Road maintenance, assessment of property, and general welfare maintenance.

Key Issue 3

Freeze or lower the annual Township property tax levies for the foreseeable future to utilize existing, excess Township reserves.

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.

See my comments above under key campaign issues 1 to 3.

In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?

Allows taxpayers local access to government officials and holds them accountable for their actions, rather than at remote County or State levels.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

See my comments above under key campaign issues 1 to 3.

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

See my comments above under key campaign issues 1 to 3.

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

Leadership roles in professional,civic, government & charity positions from 1965 through present, including: Founder of CPA practice in Arlington Heights - 1970 to 1990 Rutland Township Supervisor - 2001 to 2009 Board of Trustees of two charities Financial Consultant - 1990 to 2011 Fifty year career as an accountant and financial advisor