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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Elgin Township Board (4-year Terms)
Occupation: Small Business Owner Hairstylist 40 years
Education: Candidate did not respond.
Civic involvement: Republican Precint CommitteeWoman,Elgin Republicans Hemmens Advisory Board (former) Fundraising Volunteer for numerous Republican Candidates(local) Kane County Township Officials Past President
Elected offices held: Elgin Township Trustee 4 terms Elgin Republican Precint CommitteeWoman
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Yes,/ no conviction Not Guilty
Key Issue 1
Partnerships: I have been strong voice in delivering programs and services at a lower cost by partnering with community resources.I am advocating a continuation, as the current partnered programs are sucessful.
Key Issue 2
Do More With Less: Eliminate high overhead, HOLD levy taxations,partner in programs,review compensation and benefits for cost cutting measures,make full use of our Elgin Twp. facility,and provide the residents of un-incorporated Elgin Twp.the opportunity to lower their energy bills through Enery Aggregation.
Key Issue 3
Greening Elgin Twp: Begin initiatives to provide more participation in Environmental and Recycling issues.
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.
Pass more initiatives to aid low income seniors,the mentally ill and physically disabled,and help the un-incorporated residents to cost cut on energy bills through energy aggregation.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
If road miles have shrunk, budgets need to be adjusted accordingly, however the need for financial aid continues to increase because of population and state funding gaps.Townships ,the government closest to the people is still the best.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
Townships are Mandated to these functions; general assistance for the indigent assessment of real property maintainence of roads and bridges
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
Reduce levy taxation,reduce high overhead,review compensation packages to find cost savings; to cut other services in Elgin Twp. would impact those residents in need of 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?
I am an Independent thinker,a fiscal conservative,and believe in only taking what you need in taxation. I am a creator of projects, programs,and initiatives which have proven sucessful and still in place today that cover various age populations of Elgin Twp.I would be honored to be re-elected to the Board.