Name: Luke Harris
City of Residence: Glen Carbon
Age: Not provided
Family status: Married, five children, eight grandchildren
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Education: Bachelors of Science Marketing and Master Business Administration (MBA) St. Louis University
Occupation: Owner, Highland Recycling and Shredding
Political party: Not provided
Office sought: Glen Carbon Village Trustee
Previously held offices: Not provided
What qualifies you for this position?
“I am qualified for a village trustee due to my leadership in many local organizations, my business ownership and my MBA degree. Owning a business makes you realize how important it is to have a cooperative government who welcomes and promotes businesses that provide head of household jobs. I have been finance chairman for a church, a high school and a water district where balancing budgets and making tough decisions are necessary to ensure viability. My work in St. Vincent DePaul gives me the understanding of the needs of families in financial difficulties and how a vibrant city like Glen Carbon can help these families obtain safe and affordable homes.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“My goals for the village are to ensure growth in Glen Carbon is appropriate to preserve our heritage and protect home values; promote fiscal responsibility to ensure cost containment; support the business community and attract positive business expansions; advocate for the citizens of Glen Carbon to ensure appropriate housing options and safe living conditions.”