Name: Gina Buffa
City of Residence: Fairmont City
Family status: Single mother of four
Education: Graduate Althoff High School; two years nursing, Watterson College
Occupation: Administrator for Sheet Metal Local 36
Political party: Independent
Office sought: Village Trustee
Previously held offices: Not provided
What qualifies you for this position?
“Born and raised in Fairmont City. I am currently employed as a professional administrator for a St. Louis union. My professional work environment has given me the experience of sitting on a board of trustees. Through this experience I have gained the knowledge of the necessary compliance, regulations and responsibilities of a trustee.
“My diverse cultural background allows me to communicate effectively with the multi-cultural community of Fairmont City. I believe communication is crucial in uniting the city so that we can achieve our common goals and improve Fairmont.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“I am very proud to call Fairmont City my home. A top priority will be improving the city’s neglected storm drainage system and repairing damaged roads and sidewalks. The roads, sidewalks and open storm drains in Fairmont City are in disrepair and pose a significant safety hazard.
“The youth of Fairmont City are our future. As a mother and grandmother, it is essential we provide the proper education and tools for our children to be successful. One of my main priorities is to enhance and expand our youth services to equip our children to be productive, successful citizens.”