March 29, 2011 1:10PM
Sam Costello, candidate 170. | Supplied photo
Office sought: Board Member, School District 170
Name: Sam J. Costello
Age: 56 years old
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Education: Marian High School, 1972; A.A. Degree Marketing and Management, Prairie State College
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Children, age of children: Son, Adam, 26.
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 District 170 Member 1999-2000, School District 170 Vice President 2000- Present
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:
Public Service Supervisor 20 Years- Illinois Secretary of State
School District 170 Member 1999-2000
School District 170 Vice President 2000-Present
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
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.
My main goals as a school board member are my continued vigilance of tax payer funds, and modernization of classrooms through upgrades in technology. We need new and creative ways to give our teaching staff the tools needed to find innovative ways to teach, enrich, and motivate the children in our district.
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?
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what?