I will see that your money is used wisely!
Kane County’s budget is about $300 Million a year. About $50 Million (1/6) comes from property taxes. The rest comes from fees, sales tax, gas tax, etc (about 300 different sources). The County has operated on an ‘austerity’ approach for too long. The new board will have to deal with the effects of this ill-advised method.
I will endeavor to keep taxes low – but one of my key strengths has been to see that you (the taxpayer) gets the best value out of the taxes & fees that you pay.
A County issue
Here on the East side of the county we are fortunate to have the Fox River as one of our primary water sources. But on the West side – which is growing – they get almost all of their water from wells and our aquafers are beginning to shrink. Kane County is growing and providing resources to sustain that growth is necessary. I’ll work on addressing this (and all the other resources necessary to support county growth).
I will STAND UP for Seniors
I will stand up for elders and people with disabilities!!!
Living on a fixed income, that in many cases is inadequate to begin with, is a major challenge.
For many people, particularly seniors, having to choose between food and medicine is a sad and unnecessary situation.
Elgin Township passed a Senior Referendum three years ago, and I am proud to have been the Trustee that worked with the Township’s Senior Committee during its creation and initial selections for funding.
Providing support to address food insecurity, transportation, isolation and other issues is necessary and appropriate.
I will fight to preserve and strengthen programs and services for Seniors in Kane County.
It is less expensive to deal with the issues now rather than ignore it.
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the second leading cause of death for American youth.
- Every hour, eight people in America die of drug overdose, from opioids and increasingly from other drugs as well.
- Rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal behavior are all rising among our teens and young adults, but the time from first symptoms (usually around age fourteen) to treatment continues to be almost a decade for many people.
Food for Greater Elgin fund raiser goes viral
Kane County’s budget is about $300 Million a
So you have a major health pandemic, live in a senior community, and suddenly are confined to your house (with your wife) all day long!! Sooo – what do you do?
After hearing a lot about the lack of masks and what a challenge it is to get them, I thought why not get some of the ladies that are ‘sewers’ in my community to start making masks?
We could sell them to our friends & neighbors and give the money to the local food bank! Might even generate $2,000-$3,000.
Boy was I wrong!!! Our ‘little’ mask project skyrocketed!!
The future is NOW
The science is clear. Experts have long known that climate change is caused by human beings, it is here, and it is accelerating. We already see its effects — record floods, devastating wildfires, 100-year storms that happen every year — costing lives, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, and disproportionately impacting our most vulnerable communities, including communities of color, children, and low-income communities. This is something that we must deal with now.
I believe in RENEWABLE energy!
Wear a Mask in Public
Help Yourself and Help Me
I wear a mask in public to protect myself – AND, more importantly, to protect YOU from ME!
Although my wearing a mask protects me – it does more to protect you from me.
If you watch this video, which demonstrates the growth of bacteria from the kind of situations we all encounter each day, you will see the effect that wearing a mask delivers. The impact on bacteria spread – just by wearing a simple cloth mask – is impressive.
SO – help yourself – AND – HELP ME – please wear a mask when you are in public.
AND – here is a link about – Myths & Facts about wearing a mask.