Willie Clements: Candidate Profile

Kane County Board District 22 (Democratic)

  • Willie Clements, running for Kane County Board District 22

    Willie Clements, running for Kane County Board District 22

 
Updated 2/5/2016 10:34 AM

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Bio

City: Elgin

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Office sought:

Kane County Board District 22

Age: 64

Family: Wife-Dee Clements

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Children-Timothy, Carla, Frederick and Elizabeth

Occupation: Retired Social Worker

Education: AS- Elgin Community College

BA- National-Louis University

MSW- Social Work, University of Illinois-Chicago

Civic involvement: Past Board of Directors-PADS of Elgin

Past Volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Elgin

Elected offices held: Elgin Democratic-Precinct Committeeman

Questions & Answers

Do you believe Kane County Board/Forest Preserve District members should have continued access to per diem payments, health insurance and pension benefits?

I think they should have continued access to per diem payments, but not health insurance and pension benefits.

For decisions that specifically or mainly impact one county board district, should the rest of the board defer to the wishes of the county board member who represents the impacted district?

It is good to get the perspective of the district representative, but the decisions made should reflect the input of the entire Board.

Do you support the redevelopment of the former Settler's Hill landfill? What is your vision for the future use of that site?

Yes, I support the redevelopment of the former Settler's Hill landfill. My vision for the future use of that site is that it be used for the benefit of the entire County. This issue needs further study.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Do you support the push to keep the tax levies frozen for both the county board and forest preserve district? How long is it realistic for that freeze to remain in place?

I do support the push to keep the tax levies frozen for both the County Board and Forrest Preserve District. I think it is realistic for a couple more years. I think it should be evaluated yearly.

Please list any elected office you have ever run for and what the result of that election was. Have you ever been appointed to fill an unexpired term?

Elgin City Council- lost

Elgin Township Highway supervisor-lost

County Board- lost by a handful of votes

Precinct Committeeman-Won

Have never been appointed to fill an unexpired term.

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

Adding a traffic light at Longcommon Parkway and US route 20 in Elgin.

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Pope Francis. I admire his compassion towards others and his message of peace.

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

Treat others the way you want to be treated

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

I have no regrets on the life I have lived and would not change a thing.

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

History-because it is essential in life to know where you've been in order to know where you

are going. History is helpful anytime in life.

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

I would give them the same advice my grandmother gave to me.

TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WISH TO BE TREATED!