What skills, qualities, and experience do you have that you would bring to this office?

I am a skilled businessman; I have a degree in Business from McHenry County College and have been a successful same-day delivery driver for over a decade, but I also studied Aviation at Southern Illinois University where I learned very important skills including ADM (Aeronautical Decision Making) and CRM (Crew Resource Management).

I bring unique qualities to the County Board race in that I am a loyal member of a minor political party and am one of the candidates on the ballot who is not an incumbent. My involvement in the Libertarian Party has been steadily increasing from the start; I began as a lone wolf supporter who never went to chapter meetings but eventually became a Precinct Committeeman, then a Chapter Secretary, then a member of our National Platform Committee and baritone singer in the Libertarian Party choir at our recent convention in Reno.

In addition the unique experience I've already mentioned, I am an elected Precinct Committeeman in Algonquin Township and I serve as the Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Illinois.

What are one or two of the biggest challenges facing the County currently, and what are some of your solutions?

Urban sprawl is a challenge on many levels. In addition to the relatively simple problems that stormwater drainoff and increased vehicle traffic bring to our county from the southeast corner, we are now facing the very complicated and nuanced situation of asylum-seekers potentially entering our county.

I resolve to listen to the voices of all affected people and to forge common sense solutions which will preserve our county's unique heritage while also adhering to our humanitarian spirit. I will be seeking assistance in finding common-sense solutions from the private sector rather than from creating more bureaucracy.

Cyberterror is by far our largest national threat. I will be a vocal advocate for self-discipline and community awareness of online threats while maintaining our right to free speech.

Describe your position regarding the balance between county spending and revenues as it exists today, then describe the chief threats you see looming in the future and how the county should deal with them.

I seek to lower county spending and taxes by promoting volunteerism as well as seeking private sector service providers and other cost reduction measures. The looming threat of inflation as well as unfunded mandates will force the need for cost-cutting.

Is there a specific service or amenity that is lacking in the county? If so, how do you propose to provide and fund it?

Increased development has created a need for better stormwater management. Developers and local governments will need to work together in the creation and management of drainage districts.

Does there need to be more bipartisanship and cooperation on the county board? If yes, what would you do to help make that happen?

There needs to be cooperation between all individuals involved. The current nature of bipartisanship has benefits as well as dramatic drawbacks; the presence of a third-party voice like myself will foster multipartisanship and highlight positive policy.

The COVID pandemic put a spotlight on the need for mental health services. What role should the county play in this?

Individuals need better resources and relationships with each other so that we can help each other out, hopefully reducing the need for mental health services to be provided except for in rare emergencies. Unfortunately law enforcement has become a major player in the management and treatment of individuals with mental health issues.