EDWARD G. SCHUSSLER
March 28, 2011 1:30PM
Updated: March 28, 2011 3:16PM
Office sought: Orland Park Trustee
Name: Edward G. Schussler
Address: 14455 Ridge Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462
Date of birth: October 12, 1943
Email: email@example.com (personal email), firstname.lastname@example.org (election email)
Web site: orlandparkunited.com
Facebook: Orland Park United
Twitter handle: N/A
Education: B.A. DePauw University, J.D. University of Illinois
Occupation, employer: Retired attorney
Please list all sources of income: Social security, IRA, Interest, Dividends and Orland Park Trustee
Spouse, spouse’s employer: Sharon Schussler, retired
Children, age of children, children’s employer (if applicable): Brian Schussler, age 41, Product Manager for Ironkey, San Jose, Ca; Dr. Deborah Schussler, age 39, Associate Professor at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pa
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? None
What other elected offices have you sought? What year?
Board Member Orland School District 135 1977-1989 ( president 3 years)
Orland Park Trustee 1989-1993 (Acting Mayor Nov 1992-April 1993) and 2002-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: Member of the Village of Orland Park Economic Development Advisory Board from 1994-2002
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
1. Continue conservative fiscal policy of restricting expenditures to available revenues
2. Work with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Cook County Highway Department to add additional lanes on LaGrange Road, 143rd Street and Wolf Road
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.
Complete the Facilities Utilization Plan to improve efficiency and reduce expenses, Improve the village website to make it more user friendly and interactive
Please explain how you believe the office you’re seeking can help in creating local jobs. If the Village Board keeps village taxes reasonable while maintaining efficient governmental services, new business will continue to move to Orland Park and existing businesses will expand
Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you change?
It works but it is not equitable. The legislature should revamp the tax structur to reduce the amount of real estate tax that is used for education and increase the amount of income tax that is used for education.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
No. I am presently chair of the Village of Orland Park Finance Committee. The village pursues a conservative fiscal policy of maintaining appropriate reserves and balancing our budget each year without borrowing money for operating expenditures
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public’s attention? If so, what? N/A