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Robert Sauceda: Candidate Profile

South Elgin Village Board (4-year Terms) (Republican)

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  • Robert Sauceda, running for South Elgin Village Board (4-year Terms)

    Robert Sauceda, running for South Elgin Village Board (4-year Terms)




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City: South Elgin


Office sought: South Elgin Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Husband to a wonderful lady, Amanda Sauceda. She is a teacher and dance coach in our community.

Occupation: Small business owner: Insurance Agency

Education: Bachelors of Science: Political Science and History, Western IL University 2005

Civic involvement: Member of the South Elgin Lions Club Elgin Township Precinct Committeeman Pee Wee Football Coach for 6th - 8th graders

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Community growth through expansion and annexation.

Key Issue 2

Bring new insight to a stagnate board through youth and energy.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

When looking at the markup of the South Eglin Board of Trustees, I see one concurrent theme, no change. The members have been there for years. No one has run against them- they feel untouchable. If we want to see things change in how we as a village pursue growth then we must change the board. I feel I bring not only youth and energy to a stagnant board, but I bring a different view. I bring a business owners view. I bring a family mans view. We have sat to long and watch property along Randall continually go to Elgin. We have seen neighborhoods be consumed by Elgin. Our current board has done nothing. We must begin once again looking to the future before we finally get passed by and left in last past.

Given the delicate balance between the need for revenue and over-taxing local businesses, what is your opinion of your community's present level of local sales taxes? Is the tax just right, too low or too high? Explain.

Candidate did not respond.

Talking with your friends and neighbors, what seems to be their biggest public safety concern? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.

We are blessed to have one of the finest Police and Fire departments in the state. Public safety is a very minor concern to my neighbors and my family. We know they are doing a great job.

In these tight economic times, municipal budgets have to be prioritized. Where, if anywhere, could the current budget be trimmed, and conversely, are there areas the budget does not give enough money to?

Candidate did not respond.

What's one good idea you have to better the community that no one is talking about yet?

Community growth. I keep hearing we can't do it! Well I believe its wrong. Other communities such as Elgin are growing, why can't South Elgin?