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George Milkowski: Candidate Profile

Metro. Water Reclamation District (Green)

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  • George Milkowski, running for Metro. Water Reclamation District

      George Milkowski, running for Metro. Water Reclamation District

 

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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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BioQ&A

 

Bio

City: Chicago

Website: greens4mwrd.com

Office sought:

Metro. Water Reclamation District

Age: 65

Family: Married 35 years to Rhonda; two adult children ages 30 and 33

Occupation: RetiredChicago Public Schools teacher

Education: B.A. Secondary Education - University of Illinois

M.A. Public Policy Analysis - University of Illinois

Civic involvement: Director - North Boundary Homeowners League

NBHOL Liaison with the Chicago Police Department CAPS District 24

Long term blood donor through LifeSource - over 125 donations to date

Elected offices held: None

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

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is that?

The MWRD has authorized the spending of millions of dollars for outside legal assistance. It's in-house legal team cannot seem to handle workman's compensation issues and it is fighting a $35+ million judgment against it for an easement with the Ritz Carlton company for the use of an alley. Also, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agrees that closing the connection between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is doable, and given the huge economic threat to both ecosystems from invasive species, that is a massive project that should be considered.

What differentiates you most from your opponents in the race?

As a Green Party candidate I do not accept any contributions from corporate sources as my opponents do. Corporate influence is not a factor in my service to the community.

What special knowledge or experience do you have that particularly qualifies you for this office?

My Msters degree is in Public Policy Analysis.

What should the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District do to prevent disasters like the widespread flooding that affected the North and Northwest suburbs recently?

The Deep Tunnel Project was to have solved such problems. Why do they continue? An investigation into the original Deep Tunnel projections needs to be made to determine what went wrong.

Finally, is there anything we haven't asked about that you feel we should know?

Candidate did not respond.

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