Candidate Questionnaire from March 22, 2017: Elgin Township Trustee – J. Patrick Hudgens

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NAME: J. Patrick Hudgens


Elgin Township Trustee

1.  Why are you seeking this position?

Provide strong leadership in administration of programs and partnerships with area Mental Health, Senior & Youth service organizations. In my past years of service, I have been a leader in developing strong relationships with providers of key services to our citizens in need. I have been a volunteer in our community for over 35 years through my church and civic organizations like Rotary Club of Elgin. During these years og service, I have developed a backround unmatched by any other seeking this position, to provide leadership in many matters.

2.  What experience and background do you have which qualifies you for this position?

I have an unsurpassed broad base of deep rooted community invovement and proven leadership.
I have served as Chairman of the Board of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. I am presently serving as Trustee for SMART Local #265 Pension & Welfare board overseeing over $500 million dollars of assetts. I am presently Chairman of the City of Elgin Building Commission. I am past Chairman and currant Commissioner of City of Elgin Property Appeals Board. I have served as Deacon, Treasurer & Chairman of the Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Elgin. I am a Trustee for SMART local #265 Education fund. I served as volunteer Little League coach in Elgin Classic Little League.

3.  What will be your greatest challenge if elected?

Providing needed funding to Elgin Township partners (Mental Health, Senior & Youth Organizations) so they can provide needed services in our community. Due to the reduction and sometimes elimination of State & Federal funding from many, if not all of our local Mental Health, Senion and Youth servies agencies, it has become more difficult to fun all of the needs.

Release for publication? YES

I will attend the forum? YES

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