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Susan Stocks: Candidate Profile

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  • Susan Stocks, running for Bartlett Park Board

    Susan Stocks, running for Bartlett Park Board

 

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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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Bio

City: Bartlett

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Twitter: Candidate did not respond.

Facebook: support candidates Sue Stocks & Samm Cwinten

Office sought:

Bartlett Park Board

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Candidate did not respond.

Occupation: Candidate did not respond.

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Member of Apple Orchard Monday Ladies League

Elected offices held: Treasurer Arts in Bartlett

Treasurer Tri-Village Garden Club

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?

Bartlett Park District is always striving to bring better programming to residents of all ages. In the future, I'm hoping to possibly see an indoor ice rink or indoor soccer arena, budget and interest permitting.

How do you assess the state of the district's finances? What, if any, changes do you propose to alter the district's financial picture, whether through cost reduction or revenue increases? Please be as specific as possible on where you would propose cutting or how you would propose increasing revenue.

This districts finances are very solid. The annual budget receives much care and scrutiny. Our superintends plan their budget and watch it carefully throughout the year. Many times the weather can be a factor in revenue being short in certain areas.

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

This is already in practice. If a program is not well attended, it is eliminated. Again weather issues can contribute to lack of skiers or snow boarders as well as cool summer days have fewer outdoor swimmers.

Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them?

One I can think of is the bike paths in the Bartlett area that need to be connected with existing paths owned by the county and village. Currently that is being worked on. The new budget due in May will reflect the allocation for this.

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

Our Board usually works together with staff to accomplish any given goal. I partnered with Tri-Village Garden Club to landscape the area in front of the Gazebo.

What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?

Villa Olivia is important. The Board spent a long time considering the purchase. We need to be patient in order to see all of Villa's possibilities come to pass. I'd like to see the Villa golf course become as popular as it was in the early 1990's. With the cold weather, the ski hill, tubing hill and snow boarding hills can be packed. Banquets and weddings are being booked as usual. We are one of the few Park Districts with a ski hill in Illinois.

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Rita Fletcher

What is the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?

Be polite and say you're sorry when you're wrong.

If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?

Travel with my husband.

What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?

Accounting. That's been my job for over 40 years.

If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?

If the opportunity presents itself, take it.