Gregg M. Lunceford
March 29, 2011 12:56PM
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
Website: gregglunceford4sd161.com (to be completed3/12/11)
Facebook: Elect Gregg M Lunceford for Flossmoor School Board Member
Home phone: 708 798 3026
Cell phone: 708 829 6030
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
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
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
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