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Office sought: Carpentersville Village Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married, one child
Occupation: Assistant Quality Manager
Education: AS in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Vincennes University, 2000 BS in Management of Human Resources from Oakland City University, 2002
Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
Key Issue 1
Waste of taxpayer dollars.
Key Issue 2
Better use of resources.
Key Issue 3
More community involvement and working to make Carpentersville a better place to live
What makes you the best candidate for the job?
I am an average, hard working citizen who believes that I can be the voice of citizens of Carpentersville and stand for their wants and needs rather than make decisions for political gain.
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.
I believe sales tax is a necessary burden on the people of the village. In my opinion, it is more important to make sure the money from those taxes are being allocated correctly.
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.
The biggest concern is pedestrian safety. The lack of properly marked crosswalks and sidewalks creates hazards for pedestrians and drivers. I would like to see better pavement marking, signs and the possibility of more sidewalks added in certain areas.
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?
More community involvement in general. We need to get the people of the Village of Carpentersville together and work to make it a better place to live.