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Candidate profile: Mary Ann Smith

What you need to know about the April 2019 election

The 2019 municipal election is April 2. Here are some key dates and times you need to know if you're planning to vote.
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The 2019 municipal election is April 2. Here are some key dates and times you need to know if you're planning to vote.

Name: Mary Ann Smith

Age: 58

Town: Glen Carbon

Occupation: Retired

Position Seeking: Glen Carbon Village Trustee

Campaign website: Mary Ann Smith for Glen Carbon Trustee on Facebook

Why are you running and why should people vote for you? I believe the residents should vote for their elected officials rather than be appointed. I have served the Residents for nearly 15 years. My honesty, integrity and commitment is public record.

What is the most important issue facing your town? How would you approach it? We are a growing community. I will continue to practice sound decision making and fiscal responsibility in all aspects of my role as Trustee.

Under what circumstances, if any, would you raise taxes or fees in the municipality. Please explain. Sometimes raising taxes is the only solution. However, that decision can only be made after careful scrutiny of a given situation. Many times there are alternate funding sources that can be utilized.

Crime has been an issue in parts of the metro-east. What is the best way to stop the problem in and around your community? Glen Carbon has an outstanding Police Department and our low crime rate is evidence of their expertise. Supporting them is the best way to help them.

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