Mickey Brown




Lake Barrington, IL


On the Record

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

I was elected Village Trustee in 1988. I was then appointed Village President in 1991 when the President at that time resigned. I have run in our Village elections since then and have been elected. In 2000 I chose not run as I felt I needed a break. I did serve as Trustee again from 2004 to 2008. In 2008 I decided I would like to run again for President and was elected at that time. I think my experience makes me a good candidate.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

My top priority would be to work with the Board and our departments to find more revenue sources for our small community which would allow us to do more for our residents.

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

Holiday Hills is such a small village and with that comes a very small tax levy. The amount of money we receive from our tax levy would surprise most. However, I think governments should do what they can in this economy to help the residents.

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

Believe it or not I can\'t think of anything that the Board and I have strongly disagreed on.

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

Getting through a years worth of zoning hearings.

Why should voters elect you to office?

I would say I have the experience to know what works and what doesn’t work.