NAME: Ed Ritter
POSITION FOR WHICH YOU ARE A CANDIDATE:
Village of Carpentersville Village President
1. Why are you seeking this position?
Carpentersville has made great strides over the last eight years. We have had stable taxes, excellent village services, a business friendly attitude, a vastly improved network of streets and other infrastructure, and most important a great improvement in our village’s standing among the communities of Kane and McHenry County. I want to continue to be a part of this wonderful transformation.
2. What experience and background do you have which qualifies you for this position?
I spent four years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, four years as a trustee, eight years as village president, twelve years on the Audit and Finance commission, and eight years on Business Development Commission. In addition I am also the vice chairman of the Kane /Kendall Council of Mayors, And the Kane/Kendall representative to the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. I am also a member of two different Kane County committees.
3. What will be your greatest challenge if elected?
We must continue to find ways to streamline our use of resources while maintaining a flat levy. To insure that we can maintain or even reduce our levy, I need to represent Carpentersville at the local level to see that we get all the money available from outside sources. I also need to represent Carpentersville at the state level to protect our share of state resources as well as help keep a lid on unfunded mandates especially in terms of pension mandates.
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