Daniel A. Badon
Office Sought: Trustee — Village of Chicago Ridge
Name: Daniel A. Badon
Address: 10619 Lombard, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Education: St. Xavier University, Bachelor’s of Arts, Business Administration
Occupation: Retired Technical Services Engineer, Chicago Transit Authority
Elected Offices Held: Elected to a two-year term in 1997; Re-elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003 and 2007.
Two Most Important Issues:
1) Economy — Increase the commercial tax base by seeking out new businesses to come to Chicago Ridge which will bring increased tax dollars into the community.
2) Community improvements — Set a high standard for maintenance of residential and commercial properties throughout the village.
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.
Maintain a high level of Village services & strengthen our Fire, Police & Emergency Management Departments.
Please explain how you believe the office you’re seeking can help in creating local jobs. Seek out new businesses to come to Chicago Ridge which would create 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? N/A to this position.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
Over the past number of years, significant changes have been made, and will continue to be made to reduce the budget without affecting Village services.
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what?
The Village should aggressively seek grant money for various improvements, including ways to have a positive impact on our environment.