Ken Christy: Candidate Profile
Aurora Township Clerk (4-year Term)
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Office sought: Aurora Township Clerk (4-year Term)
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Family: Married to Bonnie 3Daughters 4 Grand chilren
Occupation: President Illinios State Association Of Letter Carriers
Education: Attended Triton College U Of Illinios
Civic involvement: Present President Aurora Postal Credit Union Former boys baseball coach Taught Sunday school for many years Sat on church council Chairman EAP Committee- Central Illinois District for 10 yrs. - dealing with Individuals personal problems
Elected offices held: Local Auorora Letter Carrier President for 25 years - representing Aurora, Montgomery, Yorkville & Plano State Letter Carrier officer for 20 years - last six years as their President. Due to federal law call the hatch act - could not hold public office while employed by the Postal Service
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No - Never
Key Issue 1
Open and timely communication with town- ship residents and board memebers.
Key Issue 2
to expand the roll of the clerk to be more involved in the many townshiip issues that need attention.
Key Issue 3
to serve the Board as a true partner to all township citizens and programs
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.
to me, the number 1 issue the board should be - is transparant. 2. problems should be addressed in a timely fashion and solved a.s.a.p. 3. timely communication with the township residents, via whatever means necessary to get the job done. in summary these 3 issues are all connected to a unified board working together to solve situations that may occur, with aggreement that best serves the citizens of the Aurora township
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 should help in coordination with other agencies to provide non-duplication of services abd be a source of dedication of services that the township provides, such as senior services, youth services and in partnership with local and state offices
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
to aid the township citizens with any problems that occur that may have impacted their lives and they need additional assistance with.
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
because this is a new position to me - I need to explore all questions, problems and remidies in conjuction with the board for the proper resoulition and for a permanent resoulition that works for everyone.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
My experience before the postal service was running a multi-million dollar business. Since being with the post office I rose to the position of local president responsible for a budget and organizational skills to make my branch successful. One of the main aspects of my Union involvement was in the area of charitable works-being recoginzed nationwide. this continued into my State Presidency. I believe in Leadership.
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