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Gregg M. Lunceford

Office sought: Board Member, Flossmoor School District 161

Name: Gregg M. Lunceford, CFP®

Address: 3123 Hedgerow Lane, Homewood, IL 60430

Date of Birth: 4/21/1968

Email: Gregg@gregglunceford4sd161.com

Website: gregglunceford4sd161.com (to be completed3/12/11)

Facebook: Elect Gregg M Lunceford for Flossmoor School Board Member

District 161

Home phone: 708 798 3026

Cell phone: 708 829 6030

Education:

BBA in Economics from Loyola University of Chicago

MBA from Washington University in St. Louis

Occupation, Employer: Banker, Harris Bank

Please list all sources of income: Harris Bank

Spouse¹s employer: None

Children, ages of children: Dylan (9) and Hailey (6)

Please list any relatives, including in-laws, who are employed by a

government agency at the federal, state or local levels. None

What other elected offices have you sought? None

Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime? No

Do you have any criminal convictions on your record? No

Political (elected or significant appointment) experience:

I have not been elected or appointed to a political office in the past. I

have served as a board member for Chicago Scholars for the past 10 years

(ChicagoScholars.org)

In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your

constituents? How would you address those issues?

1. Potential reduced funding for programming due to the state¹s budget

crisis

2. Reduction off property tax revenue to fund schools due to

foreclosures and reduced market values

I would address both issues by helping the district continue to maintain a

strong financial position so that it will not have to cut quality

programming or eliminate good teachers and administrators. I believe my

skill set as a banker will be helpful in budgeting and deciding how to raise

capital, if necessary, to support the district.

Please explain something significant you would like to accomplish within the

next two years if you are elected to the office which you aspire.

I would like to approve programming that will help all students be more

competitive globally in math, science and technology. As a nation we

currently lag other countries in this area however our children will have to

compete globally for jobs in engineering, science and technology.

Please explain how you believe the office you¹re seeking can help in

creating local jobs.

Middle class households with disposable income are attracted to communities

with strong schools. As a result the community receives additional property

tax payers and consumers of goods and services. This usually results in

increase revenue and job growth for local businesses. In addition the

community becomes more attractive to new businesses that can provide

employment.

Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If

so, why? If not, why not? What would you change?

Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you

are seeking elected office? If so, what?

The current budget is balanced and appears to support the needs of the

district. Based on what has been disclosed publicly, I would not make

changes. However, I would like to make sure that there is a justification

based on market comparables for key expenditures such as administrative

salaries.



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