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Cathy Wimer: Candidate Profile

Volo Village Board (4-year Terms) (Republican)

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  • Cathy Wimer, running for Volo Village Board (4-year Terms)

      Cathy Wimer, running for Volo Village Board (4-year Terms)




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City: Volo

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Volo Village Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 54

Family: 3 children

Occupation: Supply Chain & Logistics

Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, Southern Illinois University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Johnson State College Associate in Applied Science in Health & Wellness Promotion, College of Lake County

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: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Lowering property taxes

Key Issue 2

Curb government spending, maintaining fiscal responsibility

Key Issue 3

Roads & congestion in Lake County

Questions & Answers

What makes you the best candidate for the job?

I am the candidate that will look out for the average, hard-working citizen that can't afford higher taxes, higher utility fees, and out of control spending at all levels of government. I know what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck and have nowhere else to cut in my household budget to make ends meet. I will look out for the best interests of my community while controlling costs.

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.

In my community, we need to look at attracting some businesses while maintaining the rural flavor of our town.

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 safety concern is the rapid congestion of traffic and the inadequate amount of roads to handle the traffic. Attracting more businesses to the area could cut down on the need for longer commutes to work and take some of the pressure off the congested roads.

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?

I believe that all budgets from municipal to schools can be trimmed. There is too much waste. If every level of government and every agency cut their budgets just a bit each year, it will add up and will not affect the current services that are provided.

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

We need to go back to the time when neighbors knew each other and looked out for one another. Adding more community events can help. Also, recruiting volunteers that would be willing to help out and assist others in need.

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