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Lake in the Hills Village Board President Candidate: Paul Mulcahy

Paul Mulcahy is one of two running for the open Lake in the Hills Village President seat.

Name: Paul Mulcahy
Age: 61
Family: widowed, 4 grown children, 4 grandchildren
Education: high school
Occupation: retired
Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: village trustee, 1997-2001 and 2007-present; chairman, planning and zoning commission, 2001-2007
Position sought: Village president
Campaign E-mail address: paulmulcahy@msn.com
Campaign committee: Friends of Paul Mulcahy
Campaign Website: www.paulmulcahyprez.com
Campaign Facebook:Paul Mulcahy for Lake in the Hills Village President

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

With current president Ed Plaza stepping down, it is important we continue the stability and professionalism of the last several years in our village government.  I have the experience and leadership abilities, as well as the support of the current village board, to  make me the best person to do that.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? What are the top three issues facing Lake in the Hills residents?

My top priority is to build the economic base of the village.  It is time to work with the county to develop a plan for improvements at Randall and Algonquin Roads that protects the businesses there.  Maintaining the good working environment on the Village Board is also very important.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

I have served the Village as an elected or appointed official for 16 years.  I have served with integrity, consistency, common sense, and a true desire to do what is best for the residents and the community itself.  

What is your favorite thing about Lake in the Hills?

The fact that Lake in the Hills is a great place to live and raise a family.

What is your least favorite thing about Lake in the Hills?

I have no “least favorite thing about Lake in the Hills”.

What does Lake in the Hills need to do to attract more businesses and retail in the future?

We have recently hired an Economic Development Coordinator to reach out to and network with land owners, developers and retail businesses to establish relationships and make those people aware of what Lake in the Hills has to offer.  We also approved an incentive plan for larger businesses to help intice them to come to our community.  Businesses looking for new locations have many options.  We want to be first on their list.

Do you support a Continuous Flow Intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads? Why or why not?

No, I don’t support the CFI.  It would require closing many access points to existing businesses, hampering their chances to do well and prosper.  It is more expensive than other options, and confusing to drivers.

What improvements, if any, would you like to see in the way village government is run in Lake in the Hills?

Of course there is always room for improvement, but our village government has functioned very well for the last several years.

Anthony P. March 26, 2013 at 05:58 PM
I do not find it genuine that either candidate doesn't have a "least favorite thing about LITH". There are plenty of PC answers that can be given, it shows how much in tune they are with the rest of the residents. The survey put out each year has plenty there to go off of.
Shannon April 07, 2013 at 04:34 AM
I'm curious if either candidate is interested in creating a community rec center including a pool to give residents options for our families other than Lifetime or Centegra. While those facilities are very nice they are also expensive for large families

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