March 29, 2011 1:18PM
Darren E. Robinson, candidate SD 205. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 29, 2011 1:18PM
Office sought: Thornton Township High School District 205 Board Member
Name: Darren Robinson
Address: 15602 S. Lincoln Ave. Harvey, IL
Date of birth: August 8, 1968
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Twitter handle: N/A
Education: Thornridge High School Class of 1985, some college experience
Occupation, employer: Dominick’s - Safeway food truck driver
Please list all sources of income: Freelance photographer-camera man for several television-media sources.
Spouse, spouse¹s employer: Lorna English-Robinson
Children, age of children: Taylor, 12 and Dariah, 6
What other elected offices have you sought? What year?
This is my second time running for a school board seat, and that
campaign was during the last term
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:
I am an appointed commissioner for the Economic Planning and Developing Committee for the City of Harvey.
In your view, what are the two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
1. The issue of three falling high schools academically
2. The prevention of closing Thornridge High School
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.
1. Vote against the closing of Thornridge High School in Dolton.
2. Working closely with the community, staff and students while achieving
the goal of meeting AYP for all three high schools within our district.
Please explain how you believe the office you¹re seeking can help in creating jobs.
Without an education it will be very hard for our youth to receive a job, so first thing is first and that is to educate the children. I certainly hopewe can avoid layoffs; however I do know we must stay within our budget and keep the children’s needs first.
Do you believe the current way Illinois pays for education is working? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you change?
In my opinion the State of Illinois has not put the educational funding on top of its agenda.
Would you make any changes to the budget of the governing unit to which you are seeking elected office? If so, what?
If possible I¹d love to work closely with the Finance Committee to help better manage the budget and upon that committee recommendation we will be
able to balance the budget.
Are there any other issues you want to bring to the public¹s attention? If so, what?
None at this time