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Fairview Heights mayor candidate: Mark Kupsky

Name: Mark T. Kupsky

City: Fairview Heights, IL

Age: 53

Education: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration — Southern IL University

Occupation: City Clerk, City of Fairview Heights 2011 Current; Verizon – Management and Leadership – 30 Years

Political Party: Independent

Office Sought: Fairview Heights mayor

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Previously held offices: Fairview Heights City Clerk, Fairview Heights City Treasurer, Fairview Heights Alderman and Precinct Committeeman 22 Years

What qualifies you for this position?

“I have been a resident of Fairview Heights for over 40 years and have the proven professional business, operations, finance and municipal experience necessary to successfully lead the city as mayor. I am currently the city clerk, and previously served as the city treasurer for 11 years and as an alderman for seven years. I have comprehensive knowledge of the city’s operations and finances, combined with over 30 years of professional business and management experience. I have the most municipal government experience of any mayoral candidate in the city’s history. I am committed to the city and its future.”

What is the top issue in you race, and how would you address it?

“Fairview Heights is a growing and diverse community, and I firmly believe that we have to adapt to the changing needs of our residents. A top issue is to strengthen our community, beginning with bringing our city council together as a collaborative team to tackle the important issues. As mayor, I will work closely with each of the 10 aldermen to address the key issues in each ward including street improvements, public safety, residential growth and economic development. I will promote open two-way communication with our residents, staff and elected officials for the betterment of our city.”