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Candidate Questionnaire from March 8, 2017: Village of Carpentersville Village President – Ed Ritter

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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.

Release for publication? YES

I will attend the forum? YES


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