Candidate Questionnaire from March 22, 2017: South Elgin Village President – Steve Ward

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NAME: Steve Ward


South Elgin Village President

1.  Why are you seeking this position?

I am seeking re-election for South Elgin Village President so that I can continue with the forward progress that the Village is in the midst of.  I have lived in South Elgin for 29 years and I want to continue to make South Elgin a great place to live.  I feel that I have made a difference in the Village and I want to continue making a positive impact for everyone.

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

I served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 1992-2001.
I served as a Village Trustee from 2001-2013.
I now serve as Village President since 2013.
I was elected as Vice President of Metro West Council for 2017 term, serving 750,000 Northern Illinois residents.
I am a small business owner for 40 years.

3.  What will be your greatest challenge if elected?

At the present time, the Village is running smoothly.  I don’t foresee any great challenges.  I would like to continue providing the high level of services that our residents have come to expect and continue to keep our taxes as low as possible.

Release for publication? YES

I will attend the forum? YES

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