Jonathan Radke: Candidate Profile

Dundee Township Supervisor

  • Jonathan Radke, running for Dundee Township Supervisor

    Jonathan Radke, running for Dundee Township Supervisor

Updated 3/20/2017 3:34 PM

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City: Carpentersville

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Office sought:

Dundee Township Supervisor

Age: 74

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Family: Married for 54 years with two children, two grandchildren, four siblings

Occupation: Construction Manager

Education: AAS Business Administration-Morton College

Completed a pipefitter apprenticeship

Advanced Safety Professional-Utah Safety Council

Civic involvement: Carpentersville-Countryside Fire Protection District

Lake Marian River Conservancy District

Dundee Township Republican Organization

Kane County Republican Central Committee

Elected offices held: President, Carpentersville-Countryside Fire Protection District board of trustees

President, Lake Marian River Conservancy District

Chairman, Dundee Township Republican Organization

Questions & Answers

Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.


What should be the primary responsibility of township government?

Fiscal responsibility

Availability to public

In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?

Townships serve the public by maintaining general administration funds.


Townships maintain cemeteries and open space.

Township brings services to those not served by other political entities

Are there any township offices that should be eliminated or consolidated?

Township are very limited in personnel and provide essential services, highway maintenance, property assessment

Can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?

Believe that cooperation with other jurisdictions could provide a consolidation of services, i.e, the park board, cemetery board and the township "open space" program could share equipment/personnel

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

I am very concerned about the budget vs actual costs. Township needs to be accountable to the people for all expenditures and have the transparency to allow careful inspection of the budget

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Ambassador John Bolton, for his honesty and straight forward communication

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

Work hard and be honest in all things

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

More education

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

Physics applied to construction

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

Work hard and don't get in trouble