Name: Michael P. Ufert
Office seeking: Madison County Board District 15
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City of residence: Wood River
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Why are you running and why should you be nominated? Wood River has been my home all of my life. I grew up on 847 Ferguson Avenue and attended East Alton-Wood River High School. Currently, I am running for the district #15 representative on the Madison County Board. Your vote would be greatly appreciated on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Over the years, I served as a member of the Board of Education for Wood River-Hartford District #15. As a member of the Jaycees, I was instrumental in the organization of the junior football program. I was also the Commander of the Army Reserve unit in Wood River for several years.
I have lived in Kendall Hill for 25 years. I would like to be your district #15 representative on the Madison County Board. I will serve you by fighting for Kendall Hill's autonomy and values. Recently, I have attended several local meetings actively voicing my disappointment in the unfair treatment of Kendall Hill residents regarding water and sewer rates.
What is the most important issue facing your county and how would you handle it? Lower taxes. Work with board members to study and evaluate viable way to logically make changes.
What other issues do you want to focus on as a county board member? How would you approach those issues? Represent a voice for residents of Madison County District #15 in all critical decisions regarding taxes, infrastructure, emergency response teams, etc.
Prudently oversee budget, planning and implementation of local government funds to directly support Madison County District #15.
Consistently work towards the reduction of unnecessary and redundant taxes and fees on Madison County District #15 residents.
Reduce sewer and water rates for District #15 Kendall Hill Residents. Support grants and other monetary bills that provide better facilities and equipment for all police and fire departments in District #15.
Paying special attention to improving local school districts in Madison County District #15 to include: safety and security; drug free learning environment; well-being of students' social, emotional and mental health; and a high quality education resulting in employable and responsible future residents.
Improve drainage during flooding conditions along Route 143 east of Wood River.
Work diligently to support campaigns to remove drugs from District #15 and to support rehabilitation services.