McHenry County Board District 4

Voting will take place Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Voters will be able to select four candidates in this race. The four candidates with the most votes will be elected.

Winners in this race will determine legth of term following the election.

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Why are you running for McHenry County Board, and what qualifications do you bring to the office?
The County Board has resisted calls to make its chairmanship popularly elected. Now, a referendum has been placed on the November ballot that seeks to change the county to an executive form of government. What do you think about the referendum and the board’s resistance to allow voters decide whether they want to elect the board chairman at the ballot box?
Do you support county government using taxpayer money to lobby against state legislation that would have protected property taxpayers from tax increases in years when property values declined? Explain your answer.
The County Board is working this year to not collect the inflationary tax levy increase allowed under state law. Will you agree to support a freeze to the county’s levy again next year? Explain.
Given the obstacles a local couple have had with turning their vineyard into a winery, how business friendly would you say the County Board and county ordinances are? What changes would you seek if elected?
Outside of jobs and the economy, what is the biggest challenge facing voters in your district and how would you address it?
Republican | McHenry
I am running for re-election to the County Board to ensure that our government relies less on your money and only provides the necessary services as legislated. I am an active member of my community and bring fresh perspectives to the table. I have great relationships with community leaders in my district and understand the unique needs and concerns in the community.
Republican | Wonder Lake
I feel the people need a representative who is not obligated to special interest groups. On the County Board I work with all parties and focus on common sense ideas using the practical experience gained by my 36+ years as a small business owner and my skills earned as a industrial sales representative to solve practical problems that will help strengthen the economy in McHenry County. For many years I have been referred to as the watchdog for the taxpayer’s dollars and my conservative voting record demonstrates that fact. I am a 30 year Home Owner of Wonder Lake who has served as a director of our homeowner’s association and served as Treasurer of the Fire District, where I identified and recovered thousands of dollars for the district while working with the Board to hold the levy without increase for 4 years. I then served on the Regional Planning Commission where I gained an in-depth understanding of complex zoning issues. I was credited for saving hundreds of thousands of dollars on the construction of the new Highway Department Building. All in all I look forward to working with the citizens to make McHenry County a better place to live.
Republican | Spring Grove, IL
I’m running as a candidate for the McHenry County Board to bring my years of community & administrative experience into the decision making process of the Board as it effects all of the County and especially District 4. I will bring to this office my past community service throughout the County in Behavioral Health Administration working with many organizations,municipalities and Chambers of Commerce. I have also had 12 years in a Municipal leadership role. My membership on the County’s Ethics and Community Developement Block Grant Commissions has further fostered my understanding of County Government and its role. When elected I will work and advocate for the inclusion and participation of my constituents and communities.
Republican | Wonder Lake
My goal as a County Board member will be to provide the best service to the public at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers. With this in mind, McHenry County should always be looking for new ways to eliminate waste and duplication and improve the delivery of important services. In addition, I am a sensible and open-minded individual. My education, involvement in community affairs, my talent for listening, and sense of fair play for the people of McHenry County are reasons why I am the best candidate.
Democrat | Johnsburg, IL
I am running for McHenry County Board because I believe I can be a voice for the people of my district. I have been very active in my community in many ways, from working with Veterans with the Voice of Veterans project, serving on the board for CASA,to joining the Johnsburg Athletics Boosters. I believe that to build a vibrant community, you need to take part. After working with small businesses throughout the county for five years with the Small Business Development Center, I feel I bring an understanding of how economic development through collaboration and an understanding of our regions resources can happen. I would bring to the board an understanding business development and financials.