Michael Carbone: Candidate Profile

Lake County board District 16 (Republican)

  • Michael Carbone, running for Lake County board District 16

    Michael Carbone, running for Lake County board District 16

Updated 9/21/2012 4:38 PM




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City: Round Lake

Website: http://michaelcarbone.org

Office sought: Lake County board District 16

Age: 39

Family: Married, with 4 children.

Occupation: Real Estate Broker and Property Tax Consultant

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in Chicago.

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Civic involvement: Avon Youth Sports Vice President for Homeowners Association of Madrona Village Round Lake Chamber of Commerce Board member Finance Committee for CCSD 46 LIquor Commission for Round Lake VIce President of friends of the Library Board.

Elected offices held: ?Precinct Committeeman School Board Member of Community Consolidated School District 46 Homeowners Association Board Member of Madrona Village Round Lake Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

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Property Taxes

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Questions & Answers

Now that golf at Fort Sheridan is a dead issue, what types of amenities should be added to the site?

I believe that if any amenities should be added at this time or in the future, the County should put together a committee that is made up of taxpayers and board members and together their will be direct involvement and ideas to be shared for all to consider.


What, if any, new ethics-related rules are needed for the county board and county staff?

I believe Lake County has done a great job on ethics reform. They have installed procedures that are objective and professional.

Government transparency has been an important issue in recent years. Name one thing the county government or forest preserve district should do to improve transparency.

As a huge advocate for transparency, Lake County has done a great job in being transparent.

Should the forest district use eminent domain to acquire the land needed for the final link in the Des Plaines River Trail? Why or why not? If your answer is no, how should officials go about acquiring that land sooner than later?

I ride my mountain bike a lot and love the trails our forest preserve has provided to the residents of Lake County. However I don't agree that eminent domain is a solution. I believe local input is the best way to solve these challenges and to bring all parties to the table to find a way that is in the best interest for all the parties that are involved.

What will be the biggest issue facing the county over the next decade, and how do you propose dealing with it?

I believe making Lake County attractive to new businesses and creating jobs will be the biggest hurdle to jump in the future. I believe the county will need to work hand and hand with local villages in a cooperative effort to attract such businesses.