Bachelor's Degree, Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University
On the Record
What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?
My experience in many fields has brought me to the place in life I am at today. I have worked in both the public and private sector which has shown me how large and small businesses are run. I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology while minoring in Political Science. Some classes that I successfully completed were Constitutional Law, Public Policy, Foreign Policy, and American Presidency which have allowed me to get more of an understanding of our political system and the operations of local and foreign government.
What are your top two or three priorities if elected?
One top priority of mine if I am elected is to bring new businesses to Lakemoor. We are a small and growing community located along a very busy stretch of road. Being centrally located will help businesses flourish and build our town. Another priority if I am elected will be to promote growth which goes hand in hand with welcoming new businesses. As quoted in the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, he will come” and this certainly holds true for expanding Lakemoor. A third priority of mine would be to encourage resident involvement. I believe it is important for the residents to be informed of new developments and I would welcome their opinions.
Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?
Yes, I would support freezing my taxing district’s levy. Times are tough and families are struggling to put food on the table let alone pay a higher tax bill. Although tax payers can dispute their increasing tax bills, it takes a lot of time and effort which many citizens just do not have. The crash in the housing market has been devastating for us all and the last thing we want to do is start paying more in taxes.
What one decision by the village board do you most disagree with and why?
The decision I disagree with most was the implementation of the red light cameras at Routes 12 and 120. Since the cameras have been installed, I have witnessed many motorists come very close to auto collisions due to them abruptly slamming on their brakes to stop at the light. Rather than proceeding with caution, as one should do when approaching a yellow light, motorists are coming to an abrupt stop which affects the line of cars behind them.
What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?
I believe there were many big accomplishments of the board in the past year. One accomplishment that stood out to me was the diligence behind bringing new businesses to Lakemoor, with the most recent being Walgreens. Once this store is built and open to the public, Lakemoor residents will now be able to go to a drug store locally rather than driving to another town for their prescription needs. This will bring revenue to Lakemoor and encourage other businesses to build within our community.
Why should voters elect you to office?
Voters should elect me to office for many reasons. I am concerned about the overall well-being of Lakemoor and will make educated decisions. I respect the opinions of the residents and will ensure that I always keep their best interest in mind when tough issues are brought to the table. I hold myself to high standards and believe I can represent our community well.
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