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Brian Kinane: Candidate Profile

Maple Park Village Board (4-year Terms) (Republican)

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Bio

City: Maple Park

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Maple Park Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 29

Family: Single

Occupation: Director Sales and Marketing at TimberBuilt Rooms

Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Madison Wisconsin, 2005

Civic involvement: none

Elected offices held: none

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Keeping the town of Maple Park moving in the right direction.

Key Issue 2

Fiscal responsibility.

Key Issue 3

Listening and responding to Maple Park citizens when they have an issue.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

In my current job, I am responsible for planning a budget and meeting that budget for the company. In addition to that, I have experience with building codes, village inspectors and getting things done within the parameters set by those various village officials.

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.

My position on taxes in general is to keep them as low as possible. Lower taxes stimulate the economy, create jobs and provide small business owners an opportunity to fulfill their dreams. I do understand that some tax is necessary to run the government; but government should be smaller, in turn making taxes lower.

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.

There doesn't seem to be any major public safety concerns with the neighbors I talk to in Maple Park.

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?

It is difficult to determine these decisions until I actually get into office and dissect the budget. I stand for keeping a lean budget and cutting spending where it is not necessary.

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

I would like to get at least one playground built in the neighborhoods. I would not like to fund this with a fundraiser of some sort, not by using Maple Park town funds.

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