Name: Michael R. Krypciak
City of Residence: Fairmont City
Family status: Married
Education: Assumption High School, East St. Louis, 1981; Southwestern Illinois College, associates degree in drafting technology, 1984; Southwestern Illinois College, associates degree in criminal justice, 1991
Occupation: Former Loss Prevention Manager, Sears Holdings Corporation; Volunteer Firefighter, Village of Fairmont City
Political party: Independent
Office sought: Village Trustee, Fairmont City
Campaign Facebook account: Michael Krypciak for Fairmont City
Campaign e-mail: email@example.com
Previously held offices: Past President, treasurer, trustee and current secretary of the Fairmont City Firemen’s Association. Member since 1980.
What qualifies you for this position?
“Being a lifelong resident and a 34 year member of the village fire department, this allows me the opportunity to identify with the villages past and its present and future needs. As a former loss prevention manager, I believe the key to my success was the open communication that I shared with all the employees and I promise to do the same with all the residents. My personal and business ethic has always been goal oriented, accountability and I love a challenge. I pledge to use these same values to bring new life to our city, while working for you the residents.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“From my perspective, the village has numerous top issues that need to be addressed immediately. Open communication with all the residents, youth programs for our children and maintaining and upgrading the city’s infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, alleys and storm water drainage just to name a few. To address this, we must maintain the village’s financial health by first being fiscally responsible to the taxpayer. We must continue to develop the old National Stock Yards area but also revitalize the Collinsville Road and Highway 111 corridor to bring in new respectful businesses that will benefit the residents, while continuing to maintain our city’s small town atmosphere.”