Charles Lutzow

Demographics

Republican

52

Crystal Lake

Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, B.A., Loyola University, Chicago

Other, Chartered Financial Consultant, American College

President & CEO, CAL Financial Group, Inc.

Married, Darlene Lutzow

Charles A. Lutzow III, 26

Cara A. Lutzow, 23

Clayton A. Lutzow, 20

On the Record

What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?

I have held both municipal and township offices in the past. I am currently the owner and operator of a small business in the community.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

1. Encouraging voter awareness and access to the polls. 2. Transparency in government. 3. A strong and stable township government that uses taxpayers funds prudently.

Would you support freezing your taxing district\\\'s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?

Absolutely. The average price of a home in the township has gone down in value, yet taxes have continued to rise. This trend is absolutely unacceptable and unsustainable.

What one decision by the township board do you most disagree with and why?

The township board recently voted for salary increases and an increase in the tax levy. I opposed and still oppose both those measures.

What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?

The township has done a good job in enhancing its senior and veteran services and needs to continue with that progress.

Why should voters elect you to office?

Because I will be an independent voice for the taxpayers. Particularly I know the struggles of the small business community and homeowners in our area and can voice concerns on their behalf.