Mike Lesperance

Demographics

Republican

52

Lakemoor, IL

Construction Manager, Iron Mike’s Excavating

Married, Cindy Lesperance

Jordan Lesperance, 28

Benton Lesperance, 25

Courtney Lesperance, 22

On the Record

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

30 years of excavating and underground construction, managing people with care, operating and servicing equipment to extend the years of service it will provide, and financial planning. Being responsible to complete projects at, or under budget. Over three decades of problem solving such as drainage issues and figuring out how to do more work in the most efficient and economical way.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

Treating the tax payers and their tax dollars with the respect and the fiscal discipline they deserve, restoring honor to the elected office, and remembering always that the tax payers in our township are my bosses. Reducing the tax burden by lowering the highway department budget at the same time improving our quality of work while controlling costs of services.

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

Our taxes are already too high and burdensome. I will go beyond freezing taxes by going through the budget line by line and making the appropriate adjustments, reducing the highway department’s levy and lowering taxes. Example: The current administration’s budget is spending $500,000 annually for new equipment. As compared to the amount of work actually being done this expense is absurd.

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

Voting to give 4% annual raises to elected township officials in 2008 for the years 2009 - 2012 as our economy was in decline.

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

Lowering elected township officials salaries 2% and freezing them for the next four years.

Why should voters elect you to office?

I have the ability and desire to work with residents, staff and other elected officials to solve township issues, such as improving road quality, bringing unimproved roads up to county standards and correcting other Tax Payer concerns such as reconsidering the opening of Red Barn Road and working with Bull Valley to see Crystal Springs Road, possibly the worst road in McHenry County, resurfaced. The voter (my boss) will always be addressed with respect irregardless of the situation. I will maintain a professional attitude with an open door policy to all residents. Complete transparency will be the hallmark of my administration.