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.
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.