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Asked about property taxes, Kendall County Board candidate Jason Peterson wrote, "First, I would go over the budget with a fine tooth comb to better understand our deficits. I’d promote a more common sense approach to spending." Read the full questionnaire here.
The candidates also expressed a variety of opinions when asked by the Record Newspapers in a questionnaire if they believe there is fat in the county budget
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 Seth Wormley said he would not support the county joining the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) as a condition for obtaining Metra's services. Read Wormley's full election questionnaire here.
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 Gabriella Shanahan said "I am committed to not increasing the property tax levy on existing houses" in an election questionnaire. Read the full 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.
Kendall County Board, District 2 candidate Dan Koukol answered Shaw Local's election questionnaire for the Kendall County Board primary election
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."
Kendall County Board candidate Brian DeBolt said the county should "bring in more commerce and industry to Kendall County to lessen the tax burden on tax payers." Read DeBolt's full election questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board candidate Ruben Rodriguez wrote in his election questionnaire that, "One of biggest priorities was the Eldamain Bridge project and it’s close to coming to fruition." Read the 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."
"After reviewing the budget I see there are serval departments that could reduce or eliminate spending: Health and Human Resources and Capital Expenditures," Malanda Griffin, Kendall County Board candidate wrote in her election questionnaire.
Asked what local bridge and road projects the county should focus on, Kendall County Board candidate Scott Gengler said "In District 1, I would like to see the widening of State Route 47 from Caton Farm Road, south of Yorkville, all the way to Sugar Grove."