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Wiley talks taxes, flooding and job creation

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 3:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:15 p.m. CDT
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Kevin Wiley

In preparation for the March 18 primary election, Suburban Life Media contacted local candidates to gauge their views on various issues. Below is the response received from Kevin Wiley, who is running against Erica Lynne Sutton and Valerie Ann Bruggeman in the Republican race for DuPage County Board District 6. Sutton and Bruggeman didn’t respond to our questionnaire before print deadline.

Kevin Wiley

Age: 53

Town: West Chicago

Why are you running for election?

I believe the county government needs to transform itself into more effective advocates for our community. We need to make every citizens’ experience with DuPage County easy and reliable in ways that will leave them feeling that we are proactive, personal and empathetic servants to the community.

What’s the biggest issue facing your district, and how will you address it if elected? 

The key issues are unemployment, underemployment and excessive flooding. These are the direct result of high taxes and an ineffective public process. I will:

A. Fight to lower your county taxes, which are currently the 23rd highest of any county in the U.S.

B. Attack the root causes of our county’s flooding issues instead of just throwing money at them.

C. Protect your property rights.

D. Pursue policies that promote business development and job creation.

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