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Office sought: Elgin Township Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Divorced 2 sons-2 daughters 13 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren
Education: Some College
Civic involvement: Volunteer - ECC-Youth Leadership Academy
Elected offices held: None
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: NO - Just Traffic Tickets
Key Issue 1
Reduce Administration and Operating Costs
Key Issue 2
Key Issue 3
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.
Reduce Administration and Operating costs The principle objective of a Township should be to deliver general assistance and services to its residents on a cost-effective basis. Jobs - Conduct quarterly Job Fairs Satalite Office Future-Source of information center Open an Elgin Township satellite downtown centrally located to provide accessibility to all 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?
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
To serve the best interests of the people in its community by providing a responsible budget and more transparency. Taxes collected from across Elgin Township should benefit everyone in Elgin Township. Much of the taxes Elgin Township collected from homeowners in Elgin and South Elgin go to maintain roads outside of Elgin and South Elgin
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
Analyze the ledgers line by line to determine what expenses should be cut; and prepare a responsible budget.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
Five years as a Legal Assistant-general practice Three years at Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals-Part-time Translator Ten years of experience as licensed real estate agent/managing broker Seventeen years as a loan originator