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Office sought: Plato Township Highway Comissioner (4-year Term)
Family: Married to wife Judy, two grown children: Alex and Teresa
Occupation: Farmer and part time Kane County employee
Education: Burlington Central High School, 1979
Civic involvement: Church Trustee, 4H volunteer
Elected offices held: None
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Saving the township money by having less employees. I will do this by doing most of the work myself.
Key Issue 2
Be more available to the publics concerns. I will follow through with this by being available through, email, texting and calling.
Key Issue 3
I will not hire family members or relatives to work for the township.
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 needed to maintain the existing roads and bridges that are unicorporated.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
To best use tax payers money to benefit the community.
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
Have a working road commissioner and having less employees.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
I am a life long resident of Plato Township. I have learned a lot watching the township grow and change over the course of my life. I have worked for Plato Township both full time and part time for a total of 10 years. I have also worked for Kane County part time for the past two years where I completed all of the required safety classes.