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Janet Roush: Candidate Profile

Plato Township Assessor (4-year Term) (Independent)

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  • Janet Roush, running for Plato Township Assessor (4-year Term)

    Janet Roush, running for Plato Township Assessor (4-year Term)




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City: Hampshire

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Plato Township Assessor (4-year Term)

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married with 4 children

Occupation: Assessor since 1990

Education: I maintain a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation with 470 continuing education hours

Civic involvement: I attend St John Lutheran Church Burlington where I am the Vice President and the Treasurer of the Ladies Society and Altar Guild

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

I believe in a fair and uniform assessment for all properties.

Key Issue 2

Candidate did not respond.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

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.

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 the one of the few local governments where an individual can make a difference. Township officials are your neighbors. Your calls get answered and issues resolved.

What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Providing services and helping local areas.

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

I do not believe Townships should be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden. Townships have the smallest tax of all the different taxing entities. Townships should take on a larger role, eliminating some of the other taxing entities. They can provide the cheapest most efficient services.

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

Candidate did not respond.