High School, St. Charles East High School
Other, Elgin Community College
Other, United States Air Force- Flight Medic
Director of Sales, Wentworth Technologies
Married, Todd Barconi
Brianna Barconi, 12
Madeline Barconi, 19
On the Record
Why are you running for a position on the Kane County Board?
I have spent most of my life volunteering to make my community, church, and schools better. I was raised by parents who taught my sisters and I to work hard, be responsible, value the things we have, and give back whenever possible. My opponent is ……unable to relate too many of the issues that affect residents in South Elgin. As an Air Force Veteran, mother, environmental steward, and community activist for Mental Illness and Disability……I am in touch with real life…..I know the price of food, understand how tough it can be living paycheck to paycheck and watching your loved ones and neighbors struggling to make ends meet. I have the experience and a clear focus of Kane County Board priorities. I am running to lead us into a better future. MY OPPONENT IS COSTING ALL OF US RESIDENTS OF KANE COUNTY TOO MUCH MONEY!
What would your top three priorities be as a board member?
1)IMPROVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KANE COUNTY TO PROMOTE JOB CREATION. We need a dedicated Business Development Manager that concentrates on economic and work force development. This person needs to promote local job growth in Kane County. Illinois’ economic development, finance, and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include financial assistance, a participation loan program, and a biotech training investment program. I will work hard to identify and meet the needs of the business community through leadership, education, support and encouragement. 2)Government Transparency 3) Ethics Reform
How would you differentiate yourself from your opponent?
I am not a career politician. My opponent has been in office for several years. I think he has to own up to being part of the mess that has taken over Kane County. Anyone who we have trusted to represent us but has just sat by and watched the County get worse is part of the problem. My opponent wasn’t elected by our community to serve on the Kane County Board and do nothing. I am more independent than my opponent. I will take my marching orders from the people who really matter, the voters in the 16th District. I have been walking door to door for months, introducing myself to voters and getting their views on important issues first hand. And I have not heard one person say that my opponent has been to their door. If he isn’t getting out there and really listening to the residents of the district, who is he listening to? We can do better! We deserve better! I need your help now so I can use my experience, talents and passion to create real change for the people in Kane County. I need your help now if you think the essence of democracy and responsive representation is a genuine path of service and not just a campaign speech. With your help we can move Kane County forward toward a more transparent and accountable government
Explain an accomplishment of yours and how it would – or does – relate to your being an effective board member.
Unlike my opponent, I have been hired by multimillion dollar companies. I have been successful by being responsive, a team player, goal-oriented, results driven, and proven leader based on integrity.
What is the greatest challenge facing your district, and what you have you done – to date – to help solve it?
One of the many challenges facing Kane County is addressing the need for improved services for Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities. As a member of the Kane County Mental Health Advisory Committee, we are charged with identifying and assessing current mental health services, while recommending any additional services focusing on the Northern region. Over 876 individuals living in Kane and Kendall Counties currently have emergency or critical needs. (11,709 in IL) IL ranks a low 48th in spending $19 per capita for home and community based services. When elected-I will continue to fight for: IMPROVED SERVICES FOR MENTAL ILLNESS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE and DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
Why are you the best candidate for this position?
As an Air Force Veteran, mother, environmental steward and community activist for Mental Illness and Disability.........I have the experience and a clear focus of Kane County Board priorities. I am running to lead us into a better future. I will work on improving the economic development in Kane County, which will help to create jobs, government transparency and ethics reform. As I have served my Country during Desert Storm, I look forward to representing all of you....my constituents. I am Jennifer Barconi, Candidate for Kane County Board-16th District. Integrity and leadership working for you. I ask for your vote on November 6th.
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