Richard Becker: Candidate profile
Name: Richard Becker
City: Campton Hills
Office sought: Village Trustee
Family: Tricia (wife) Cora (Daughter)
Occupation: Information Technology
Education: Bachler's in Network and Communication Management
Civic involvement: Citizen Police Academy for Campton Hills, Volunteer for PTO
Previous elected offices held: I was on 2 homeowners association
If yes, when were you first elected?
What are the most important issues facing your community and how do you intend to address them?
I think that keeping the town growing and moving in a direction that is beneficial to all the people and business.
What makes you the best candidate for the job?
I listen to the people who gave me the privilege to serve the community. I will do my own research on topics that will come up before the board. I will answer the best I can to the people of Campton Hills who take the time to ask the questions that are on their minds.
Describe your leadership style and explain how you think that will be effective in producing actions and decisions with your village board or city council.
I am a listener so I feel that I will hear all sides of each topic and try to get the best balance I can so that each side of the topic feels that they got something they can live with.
How would you describe the condition of your community's budget, and what are the most important specific actions the town should take to assure providing the level of services people want? From what I hear the town is doing well in its budget but there is always something that I as a voter am not privy to.
What's one good idea you have to better the community that no one is talking about yet?
Listen to what the voters are saying they will tell us how they would like to see the town thrive and survive. We as elected officials need to remember as members of the community we also have 11,000 others that we represent plus the businesses. So many of the politicians above us have forgotten this simple fact.