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Lucas Goucher: Candidate Profile

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

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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City: Maple Park

Website: Candidate did not respond.

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

Age: 32

Family: Married

Occupation: Banking

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business with concentrations in Finance and Management and a minor in Speech Communications

Civic involvement: Lions Club; Local Chamber involvement including past presidency.

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

Fiscal responsibly

Key Issue 2

Positive Improvement to the connectivity of and livability in the community

Key Issue 3

Maintain the vintage uniqueness while constructively looking towards the future.

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

I am a motivated individual who is passionate about where he lives. I draw from my experiences and connections as a commercial banker utilizing those resources to make a positive impact.

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.

Our issue is not the taxing of local business as much as it is establishing a basis for business within the community. For the community to grow it needs a healthy mix of residential and commercial who will all contribute to the top line.

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.

Candidate did not respond.

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?

Being fiscally responsible and understanding the budget comprehensively is most important in these times where every nickle is cherished.

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

Candidate did not respond.