Champaign Co. Commission (Rep)
All candidates were asked to answer this question: Within the context of the elected office you are seeking, what is the most important issue facing your community and what would you do to address it?
Kelly L. Evans-Wilson
Bio: Adjunct Instructor College of Business Urbana University, former Executive Director Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, business owner senior in-home care company, Master’s degrees Business Administration and Public Health, County Board Developmental Disabilities, YMCA Board of Directors, Relay For Life, Messiah Lutheran Church.
Answer: County Commissioners must remain good stewards of the tax dollars entrusted to them. It is imperative that our Champaign County Commissioners act in a fiscally responsible manner and provide our citizens with efficient and effective services. To accomplish this, we need a Commissioner who desires to serve the citizens of our community, someone who is active in numerous community organizations and who possess the business experience to maintain strong fiscal discipline. I am that person.
David E. Faulkner
Terry C. Howell
Bio: Graham High School. Graduated from Ohio State University with degree Ag Education & Economics. Teacher three years. Twenty-seven years in upper management construction industry, and eleven as self employed general contractor. Lifetime farmer. Active in community organizations: Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.
Answer: The most important issue facing Champaign County is to grow sales tax revenues through economic development. We must develop and sustain a viable, on-going economic development for all businesses. We must streamline and encourage all business activities whether large company growth, manpower availability and training, or that of single entrepreneurial activity. Local government should embrace and encourage all viable ventures. We are a desirable place to live with great people and their families!
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