March 29, 2011 12:24PM
Office sought: New Lenox Board of Education District 122
Name: Kevin Barry
Twitter handle: N/A
Education: High school graduate from St. Laurence in Burbank, Illinois
Occupation, employer: Employed by Con-Way Freight for the past 25 years the last 15 as a Human Resource Rep.
Please list all sources of income: N/A
Spouse, spouse’s emplyer: Wife Cheryl, N/A
Children, age of children: Three children
Please list any relatives, including in-laws, who are employed by agovernment agency at the federal, state or local levels. What are their job
titles and with what agency are they employed? N/A
What other elected offices have you sought? What year? N/A
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime? If so, for what? What was the disposition? No
Do you have any criminal convictions on your record? If so, for what? What was your sentence? No
Political (elected or significant appointment) experience: None
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing yourconstituents? How would you address those issues?
Finances are important to all of us, I think we need to always keep that in mind while continuing to provide a great education for our children. I think the current board needs to put aside their differences, pull together and work as a team.
Please explain something significant you would like to accomplish within the next two years if you are elected to the office to which you aspire.
I think communication is the key to success with any organization. I would like to see the board be more consistent in passing information on to the residents of our community.
Please explain how you believe the office you’re seeking can help in creating local jobs. N/A
Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you change?
I believe the state’s lack of paying their share of education is the problem. I believe that’s why our school districts as well as many others are in the financial shape they’re in.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you
are seeking elected office? If so, what?
I would need to participate in financial planning with the board and administration to completely understand the budget. I believe you could always review and adjust items as need.
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what? N/A