Sean Smith Announces Candidacy for Huntley Fire Protection District Trustee

In his press release Sean Smith notes,

In 2009 I ran for this office and was narrowly defeated by less than 150 votes. I am pursuing this office again to continue to try and improve the existing 911 services provided to the residents of the Huntley Fire Protection District.

No effective changes are in place that have improved 911 response times since the election in 2009.

In 2010 I became the Coordinator for the Huntley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in an effort to share my expertise in emergency preparedness with other residents of the Village of Huntley.

He invites people to visit his web site or call 847-791-4662.

Smith is running against two incumbents, Milford Brown and John Davis.

Here’s Smith’s opening letter,which appears on his web site:

Dear Neighbors,

Sean Smith

My name is Sean Smith and I am running in the April 5, 2011 election for Trustee of the Huntley Fire Protection District.  I am utilizing this website as a means to communicate my experience, education, position on issues and contact information for the upcoming election.  In addition to this website I will be attending many events in the Huntley area to inform residents about my campaign and educate the citizens of Huntley regarding some issues facing the Huntley Fire Protection District.

My wife Leslie and I built our home in Huntley in 1999 and  have two children.  My son is in Kindergarten at May Chesak Elementary School and my daughter is  in pre-school at the Huntley Park District. My family and I are very active in the community and participate in many events and activities at the Huntley Library, Huntley Park District and the McHenry County Conservation District.

My reason for running for the position of Trustee for the Huntley Fire Protection District is to improve the existing 911 services offered to the residents of the District.  I ran for this elected office in 2009 and was narrowly defeated by less than 150 votes.

Since October 2008 I have attended almost every Huntley Fire Protection District meeting in addition to being an active member of the Huntley Fire Corp and the Coordinator for Huntley’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

I received my Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University in 1994.

The last 15 years I have been employed full time in the public safety information systems arena including employment with the State of Illinois for 10 years.  During my career I have had the privilege of working with over 300 public safety agencies within Illinois and most all public safety agencies within McHenry County.

In 2009 I was certified as an Emergency Number Professional (ENP) by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) that certifies I am an expert in the field of public safety 911 communications.  In 2007 I was also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

I hope you find this website informative and use it to gain a better understanding of me as a candidate for the Huntley Fire Protection District.  I thank you for your support and hope that you will vote for me on April 5, 2011.


Sean Smith, Candidate
Huntley Fire Protection District

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Others who want to speak directly to constituents are welcome to utilize this forum.


Sean Smith Announces Candidacy for Huntley Fire Protection District Trustee — 2 Comments

  1. Another government employee who will certainly cost taxpayers even more money if elected.


    Cal, how much do Huntley fire district “trustees” get paid? What benefits do they also get?

    You should point out this guy doesn’t even tell people his current job title and what department he currently “works” for.

  2. @You may want to know:

    Just like School Boards and Library Boards, Fire Protection District Trustees do not receive a salary nor do they receive benefits. They are truly the “citizen-statesmen” of government, giving of themselves and receiving nothing but, at times, a sense of a job well done.

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