Jonathan Radke: Candidate Profile

Kane County board District 23 (Republican)

  • Jonathan Radke, running for Kane County board District 23

    Jonathan Radke, running for Kane County board District 23

Updated 2/13/2018 12:21 PM

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City: Carpentersville

Website: radke4kanecountyboard

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Office sought:

Kane County board District 23

Age: 75

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Family: Wife

2 daughters

2 grandchildren

Occupation: Construction Manager

Education: AAS Accounting

Journeyman Pipefitter

Advanced Safety Professional

Civic involvement: Dundee Township Republican Chairman

Member Kane County Republican Central Committee

Elected offices held: President-Lake Marian River Conservancy District

President- Carpentersville Countryside Fire Protection District

Questions & Answers

The county commissioned a study to determine which services are mandated and which are not in preparation for a deeper budget cut. Do you believe the county must continue to reduce costs? If so, which non-mandated services would you cut or reduce? Under what circumstances would you support a tax increase?

We must continue to hold the line on costs. I would not support a tax increase

The mandated services study said the law will require a reduction in the number of board seats as the county's population grows. Reducing the number of seats might also save money. What is the right number of board seats? How soon should the reduction occur?

Kane County has the correct number of seats

Do you support adding a sunset clause to any toll created to fund the Longmeadow Parkway?


Was ending the county's GPS and electronic monitoring program the right decision? If not, how would you restore the program?

The budget required eliminating the program. Should funds become available through growth I would support restoring the program

Do you support keeping the Aurora Election Commission?


What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?

Not growing the forest preserve district.


Reviewing the potential to reduce the number of taxing bodies in the county

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Senator Ted Cruz

What is the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?

How to work

If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?

Complete a BS in Mechanical Engineering

What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?

English prepared me for correspondence

If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Invest a portion of your income