March 28, 2011 12:30PM
Updated: March 28, 2011 2:35PM
Office sought: Chicago Heights 3rd Ward Alderperson
Name: Wanda Rodgers
Address: 1508 Hanover, Chicago Heights
Date of birth: 8/17/67
Web site: myunityparty.com
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Education: Bloom High School. Prairie State College, Trinity Christian College-Associates of Business
Occupation, employer: Program Director, Chicago Heights Park District; 3rd Ward Alderperson, City of Chicago Heights
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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? 3rd Ward Commissioner 1998-2005
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: 6 years Park District 3rd Commissioners, 4 years Alderperson, City of Chicago Heights
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
Jobs- to continue to create a community that will be a place that people want to live and which will in turn encourage business development. With business development comes jobs and financial stability for our community. Housing- this business development will aid in stabilizing our home values.
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.
Improving safety in my ward through more police on the streets and better communication with the community. Keeping the people safe is the city council’s most important job. As alderman, I will work to ensure that our families, neighbors and friends can live, work, and prosper in a safe 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? N/A
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what? N/A
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what? N/A