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Debra Schultz: Candidate Profile

Rutland Township Clerk (4-year Term) (Independent)

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City: Gilberts

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Rutland Township Clerk (4-year Term)

Age: 51

Family: Married 23 years. 1 daughter

Occupation: Wife, Mother Sales associate Township Clerk for the last four years.

Education: High School Trade School some college

Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.

Elected offices held: Elected in 2009 Rutland Township Clerk Four year term.

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

As a non voting member of the board my primary issue is the keeping the township records in an organized mannor.

Key Issue 2

Filing records with Kane county in a timley manner. Keeping records of Township Meetings. Publishing notices.

Key Issue 3

Being knowledgeable and up to date on Election information.

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.

Would like to encourage the newly elected Officials with budgets to continue to hold taxes down. Continue to help making sure our monthly meetings run smoothly and to continue to listen to the concerns of our residents.

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

Township are needed in rural areas to get things done on a low cost and timley basis.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Township government should be open and honest. Listen to the needs of the residents and be able to provide services if allowable within the budget.

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

At this time Rutland Township does not incur any expenses or programs that could be trimmed to eliminate the tax burden.

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

At this time I am currently serving the office of clerk for Rutland Township and have gained experence in holding that office. I attend many trainning seminars that keep me up to date on the changes that are occuring. I have been in the public service industry for many years and pay attention to the details of the task that needs to be done.