The candidates in the June 28 party primary election, also voiced differing opinions when asked if they would support the county joining the Regional Transportation Authority as a condition for obtaining Metra service.
Kendall County Board candidate Diane Selmer wrote in her election questionnaire "it’s time to send a referendum to the voters to see if a majority of them would utilize the Metra on a daily basis." Read Selmer's full election questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board candidate Zach Bachmann on the county joining an RTA to get Metra services: "Rather than joining RTA, I would be in favor of seeking opportunities to collaborate with RTA that do not involve a tax increase for our residents."
Asked if joining the RTA as a condition of Metra's services, Kendall County Board candidate Brian LeClercq wrote, "This should be put as a referendum to ask the voters if they want a 0.75% sales tax increase to further public transportation options."
Asked about property taxes, Kendall County Board candidate Brooke Shanley wrote in her election questionnaire, "When I’m knocking doors, one of the most important issues to residents is the property tax burden." Read Shanley's full election questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board candidate Donna Sawicki on bringing Metra commuter rail service to Kendall County: "Based on the studies already done, I would consider bringing Metra as far as Yorkville." Read Sawicki's full election questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board candidate Matt Kellogg on property taxes: "I would continue to work on alternate revenue sources so that we can lower our portion of real estate taxes." Read Kellogg's full election questionnaire here.