Murar endorsed by the Daily Herald
The candidates running for Round Lake Park trustee positions under the Focus banner held a spaghetti dinner “meet & greet” fund raiser on Sunday, March 1st. The fund raiser was held at the American Legion Hall on Main Street from 3-6 PM and attracted a lot of hungry participants who also had a chance to win a 50-50 cash raffle. A DJ played music while most people visited with friends and neighbors with a large number being residents of Saddlebrook Farms, a senior citizen development south of Round Lake Park. Two candidates on the Focus slate, James Moore and Arlene Rogalski, are residents of Saddlebrook Farms which would mean that a win by the Focus ticket would put three residents from that development on the village board.
Candidate James Moore is a rather new resident in Saddlebrook Farms, having moved here from Danville, IL. in 2013 with his wife, Nancy, of fifty years. They have three beautiful daughters and grandchildren that they love spending time with. Moore is a proud U.S. Army Veteran, and worked for 35 years as a metallurgist at General Motor’s Central Foundry.
Candidate Arlene Rogalski moved to the area in 1968 and took an active interest in the community running unsuccessfully for the office of Village President in 1973. After a long career she retired to Saddlebrook Farms and is now looking forward, once again, to becoming more actively involved in the community
Candidate Cheryl Thomey is a life long resident of the Round Lake area and says that, using her past and present experience, she has the analytical skill sets and communication skills necessary to fulfill the role of village trustee.
Candidate Scott Murar moved to the area in 1970 and was appointed to be a village trustee by the RLP village board in 2014 to fill a vacancy. Murar is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and has earned several designations on firefighting management.
The three candidates running for a 4-year term, Moore, Rogalski, and Thomey, were sent a questionnaire by the Daily Herald. When asked why they were the best candidate for the job Moore responded that as a retiree he had more time to dedicate to serving the village as a trustee. Rogalski responded that she wanted to use her talents for the benefit of the community. Thomey responded that she is dedicated to making the community a better place and will only vote for ordinances that best suit the community.
Another question asked was what their feelings were about local sales and property taxes. Moore responded that sales and property taxes were too low (no, that’s not a typo). Rogalski responded that she’s not familiar with the budget and thus had no opinion. Thomey responded that she would like to see property taxes in line with home values.
An additional question asked the candidates was: What’s one good idea they had to better the community. Moore responded that he would protect and maintain municipal services with careful financial management. Rogalski responded that she would restore community outreach. Thomey responded that she would continue to have great police officers around to help keep the community a better place.
You can read more about each candidate and what their goals are on their website at www.Focus2015.net
|James Moore (4-year term)||Arlene Rogalski (4-year term)|
|Cheryl Thomey (4-year term)||Scott Murar (2-year term)|
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