With permission from Algonquin Township Republican candidate for Township Supervisor Randy Funk, here is his response to the McHenry County League of Women Voters:
Randy Funk answers to question submitted by League of Women Voters.
Ladies, Thank You for letting me provide your fine organization with information about my candidacy .
I am running for Algonquin Township Supervisor because the Township needs normalcy brought back.
The voters in the Township need someone who will act in their best interests.
Past problems with the Township were mostly created by the current Township Road Commissioner.
He claimed the Township was being poorly run by Mr. Miller.
Yet, his first day in office he fired union workers without cause.
Lawyer fees are nearly $750,000 to date and counting. He lost every legal battle. Legal battles that should not have happened.
The Township needs to resell itself to the voters and re-earn their trust. I plan on doing that.
The main function of the Algonquin Township Supervisor is to provide financial assistance to support the less fortunate in our community.
For 24 years, I have been doing this for the McHenry County community as a proud member/leader of the Crystal Lake Lions Club.
Our club, through my leadership, provides eyecare, hearing aides and many other services to support to those in need.
I am known as a leader and inspirator of people.
My vision for the future of the Township is to do a better, more focused job of providing the needed services to our community.
Also, focus will be on improving the public relations of our Township.
I will also do my best to avoid unnecessary controversy in our Township government.
What has gone on in the past has only been harmful and should never had happened.
The pettiness has only been harmful.
The lawyer is the only person who won.
The Township is funded by real estate taxes and thus has no financial hardship.
The amount of taxes in one’s real estate tax bill is made up of only about 2% Township dollars.
We must avoid costly litigation.
The current financial assistance that the Township provides to the public is essential.
Helping folks get their utilities bill paid or their rent paid is vital.
Making sure they can get food on their families’ table is important.
I have worked with the township in the past, coordinating providing assistance to needy individuals and families.
In these current times, it is vital that when continue to do this and work
on improving it.
The Township also provides recycling centers for a number of items.
This is widely used by the people of the Township. To some degree the buildings of the Township have been used as community centers.
I will work on making this more available to our citizens.
Having Covid-19 vaccinations done in Township buildings must be looked into.