NAME: Franklin F. Ramirez
POSITION FOR WHICH YOU ARE A CANDIDATE:
Elgin Township Supervisor
1. Why are you seeking this position?
Elgin Township can be so much more. As a community we have been underserved by the the township. I want to explore new ways to work with social service agencies and local governments. Most importantly, I am looking to bring government back to the people; I want to establish committees on youth and seniors and have residents provide input and advice on what direction the township should be going in order to serve the entire township.
2. What experience and background do you have which qualifies you for this position?
Since the age of 15 I have been involved in local and state politics. I choose to get involved because this is my community and I want to see it continue to prosper and grow. I want to make sure that I have a seat at the table when it comes to our taxes and to make sure elected officials respect our money and use it to better our community.
I have a BBA in Human Resource Management from Loyola University Chicago and a MA in Organizational Leadership from Judson University. My personal mission statement reads: Be honorable in all aspects of life and courageous in times of need while mentoring young America so they may have the tools to become tomorrow’s leaders. People are my passion … and my obligation is representing my community.
3. What will be your greatest challenge if elected?
Transparency and “getting the word out.” The township’s website is lackluster – resident’s can not even look up local ordinances – and the monthly meetings are not recorded or broadcast. In order to know what is going on with the township you have to go to the township; in today’s day and age that is inconvenient and unacceptable.
Release for publication? YES
I will attend the forum? YES
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