Ed McGinty




Island Lake

Bachelor's Degree, Business, Dakota Wesleyan

Master's Degree, Finance, Keller Graduate School of Management


On the Record

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

My 40 years of experience of being an accountant in various industries. I also well trained in implementing lean management without services being diminished. I have been on numerous boards, and find solutions are more important then rehashing past mistakes.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

Reviewing the expenses of the village and reducing the cost of running the village without losing services. Bringing the village together, and allowing all voices to be heard. Reducing the misinformation that appears to floating around. Addressing the needs of our children.

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

I would need to review the actual impact this may or may not have on our village, before I decide.

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

The dueling attorneys of McArdle and Ancil and Glink. The biggest waste of money I have ever seen, and for what? The only people who profited from this were the lawyers. The village residents footed the bill for this mess.

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

The current trustee’s for the most part, have learned to work together, and have stopped the dueling attorneys fees.

Why should voters elect you to office?

I have lived here for 28 years. My children grew up here. I have seen it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. I am an independent. The overall concern I have is doing the best thing for our village. Not being on one side or the other.