Roben B. Hall: Candidate Profile

Kane County Board District 24 (Republican)

 
Updated 2/8/2016 10:51 AM

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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: Carpentersville

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Office sought:

Kane County Board District 24

Age: 42

Family: Mother: Judith B. Hall (living in Elgin), Father: Robert D. Hall (deceased), Younger Brother: Robert V. Hall (living in Carpentersville)

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Occupation: Retail Customer Service Associate at Lowes

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Republican Election Judge for over 20 years. Founded and operates a local business specializing in tutoring and life coaching for individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to deaf, blind, developmental delays, learning disabilities, etc.). Worked with Department of Children and Family Services for 6 years - specializing with rape and incest survivors, as well as, families effected by HIV and AIDS. Worked for State of Illinois Public Aid for 4 years with a focus on Aged, Blind and Disabled.

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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 do believe one gets what they pay for -- however, benefits should be earned. While I do believe in fair and balanced compensation for work provided, individuals need to show up for work and contribute. I am not in favor of blanket yearly increases in pay and benefits when persons do not attend board meetings and participate. I believe guidelines need to be in place to ensure fair benefits are given to persons preforming job duties. I do believe people needs salaries with which to live, but raises for persons making over $100,000 annually is highly questionable when such funds can be used elsewhere to benefit the entire community.

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?

A blanket deferment -- NO! I believe all sides of issues need to be understood, but to just defer to one member denies the democratic process on which our country was founded. I believe board members need to represent their districts, by providing clear, specific, and accurate points supporting their position. The purpose of a board is to ensure all districts are represented as fairly and equally as possible. To simply go with the wishes of one person despite others' concerns, denies all members the opportunity to represent their own districts fairly as often the wishes of one district impacts other districts in the county as well. However, the information and wishes from the representatives of their districts should be taken with great reverence as the elected person is representing those constituents.

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

I support development of Settler's Hill, but would prefer open space for the area. I would support Hanna's idea of a recreational site including a park for families. I do not see the benefit of a cross country track that appeals to a select few of the population.I believe the recreational option does offer revenue that can be enjoyed by a wider population.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

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?

At this point, I would support keeping the tax levy freeze. I think each year needs to be evaluated for growth and perspective projects as the year arrives. If at some point, the freeze is no longer beneficial, it can be reviewed at such time. At this point, keeping the freeze is maintaining the promises kept to the people and still allowing our county to thrive.

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?

None

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

Candidate did not respond.

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Pope Francis -- non-judgmental groundbreaker who leads through example. He places service to others before personal and material gain.

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

The words of my mother -- "Have faith and always do what is right - If you ever feel alone or burdens are too much to bear, just ask and God will be there."

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

Finding the church sooner in life.

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

Psychology -- studying psychology helps to understand those around us. Understanding how to listen to others affords more cooperation and forward movement regarding interactions.

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

The words of their grandmother -- "Have faith and always do what is right."