Donald M. "Buzz" Foley: 2022 candidate for Kane County Board District 4

  • Donald M. "Buzz" Foley

    Donald M. "Buzz" Foley

 
Posted10/14/2022 1:00 AM

Bio

Party: Republican

 

Office sought: Kane County Board District 4

City: Aurora

Age: 63

Occupation: Real estate managing broker, WR Foley Real Estate Sales

Previous offices held: None

Q&A

Q: Do you support an increase in the countywide retail sales tax to help pay for expenses related to the SAFE-T legislation? If yes, which SAFE-T-related expenses, specifically, should be covered with the additional tax? If no, how do you suggest paying for the increased expenses related to the SAFE-T legislation?

A: No.

Q: What should be done to retain county staff? If you propose increases in salaries or benefits, how should those added costs be covered?

A: Nothing.

Q: Do you believe the county auditor should be an elected or appointed position? Why? Are there any other countywide offices that are currently elected positions that you believe should be appointed instead? If so, please explain.

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A: Elected. To keep fresh blood in the system!

Q: The county has seen an increase in truck traffic. How do you propose to address the infrastructure needs that come with this increase in traffic? Do you support a moratorium on warehouse developments in unincorporated areas of the county? Please explain.

A: Why are they not taking care of the roads with the taxes that they currently collect?

I do not support a moratorium on warehouse developments in unincorporated areas of the county I feel each individual situation should be looked at on its own merit.

Q: What direction do you think the county should move as it relates to its aging buildings? Build new or rehab existing buildings? Why and how would you propose the county pay for any new buildings or improvements?

A: Each individual situation should be looked out on its own merit and then decide how the county should pay for it going forward.

Q: How do you think the county should spend the remaining COVID-19 relief funds?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A: How about adding it to the building fund for rehabbing or replacing old buildings!

Q: The COVID pandemic also put a spotlight on the need for mental health services. What role should the county play in this?

A: I am certain that there are already social programs for mental health services currently in existence maybe we should just fund those.

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