High School, Fenton High School
Bachelor's Degree, Biology, Loyola University
Master's Degree, Curriculum and Administration, Concordia University
Firefighter / Paramedic, Village of Schaumburg
Not available, Adriana Rusnac
On the Record
What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?
I am currently a labor union vice president, twice elected, and have successfully negotiated four labor contracts. I own and manage multi-family rental property for more than fifteen years. I taught public high school science for nine years, and have a master’s degree in curriculum and public administration. For the past eleven years, I am working as a full time firefighter and paramedic.
What are your top two or three priorities if elected?
My top three priorities are the following: 1. Establish sound fiscal practices and responsibility. 2. Remedy water service costs to residents and improve water quality. 3. Bank erosion and channel reclamation in our unique village waterways.
Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?
I would support freezing taxes until housing prices rebound. Property taxes are based on real estate values, since values are not increasing, taxes should not increase either. I also believe that in this geographic area, the high tax levels are slowing economic recovery. When the tax assessment hinders the sale of a property, people are discouraged from purchasing homes. Making our town more appealing can increase demand for our houses and stimulate economic growth in our area.
What one decision by the village board do you most disagree with and why?
I disagree with the village board’s recent decision to double the president’s salary in this economy when the village budget is already strained.
What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?
I cannot think of one positive accomplishment in the past year that the current board has made.
Why should voters elect you to office?
I intend to fight for the residents and fix the myriad of issues that have been neglected in Holiday Hills for many years. I own two homes, several lots and have been a resident for over eleven years in Holiday Hills. I am deeply rooted in this community and plan to keep this as my home and see it flourish.
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