Paul Hain, appointed to take the place of Richmond Township Supervisor Pat Doyle after he died, last November, now seeks to be elected to the post.
He is running against former Township Supervisor Tamera Valentine-Garza and Ardie Arnold.
Hain writes he is “a fiscal conservative.”
He contintes, “I have lived in Richmond Township for 19 years.
“I was hired in 2004 as CFO for Nippersink School District 2 to help get it out of a $3.2 million debt and off the financial watch list.
“When I retired in 2010, the district had $6 million in the bank.
“Of course, this is not the work of one man.
“It takes team-work and resolve by all to fix the problems and not make new ones.
“Good stewardship of township funds and programs, and keeping taxes as low as possible are my goals.”
In his cover email Hain writes,
“[After] the Richmond Township Trustees appointed me to fill his unexpired term.. I made myself into a student of Illinois Township statutes, history and current issues so I could do the best job I could.
“I decided to run for election because I believe every level of government must be dollar-wise, accountable to the public and lead by a supervisor that really wants to serve the people, not make a political career for him/herself.
“I made myself into a student of Illinois Township statutes, history and current issues so I could do the best job I could.
“That’s me in a nutshell.
“I am very conservative with 43 years of dealing with the public, employee groups and labor unions as a career school CFO and administrator.
“Yes, it is possible to be a conservative in that profession, but it is a big challenge.”
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