March 29, 2011 12:30PM
Updated: March 29, 2011 12:30PM
Office sought: 4 year term School board district 127.5
Name: Karen Gaylord
Address: 11025 S. Moody Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Date of birth: 6/17/57
Web site: N/A
Twitter handle: N/A
Education: Associates in Business and management courses and certifications
Occupation, employer: Century 21 Pro-Team Broker associate
Please list all sources of income: real estate & spouse
Spouse, spouse’s employer: Robert Gaylord, Phillips Electric
Children, age of children: Robert 30, Michael 27, Laura 24
Please list any relatives, including in-laws, who are employed by a government 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? School board member 1998-2005, Trustee 1996
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:
School board member 8 years, 2 of which I was president of dist 127.5
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
The budget are we spending wisely in this economy; The education our students are receiving
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.
Making sure our schools are top schools, this is important not only to the students but teachers and home owners. We want Chicago Ridge to be the community families want to raise their children
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?
No, too many discrepancies on pay and funding to each school district. The whole process if I could.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
Really need to be on the board and understand where the money is allocated and the importance of it
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what? No