SG Fire Protection District trustee
John Guddendorf Jr.
John Guddendorf Jr. is one of three candidates who will seek a Sugar Grove Fire Protection District trustee seat on April 9.
Guddendorf, 53, has over 34 years of experience working with local government and municipalities in the transportation field.
“During that time, I gained experience in bringing projects to completion on time and within budget, problem solving and working with others to resolve everyday issues in a timely fashion,” he said.
If elected, Guddendorf’s top priorities as a Fire Protection District trustee will include maintaining a balanced budget and present services, and addressing long-range planning. He said he wouldn’t support the freezing of his district’s tax levy as a way to cope with the struggling housing market.
“While the popular vote may be to freeze the levy in this depressed economy, expenses for the Fire District continue to increase,” he said.
Guddendorf said that, in order to assure continuation of critical services at required levels, the Fire District must have access to adequate resources to provide life safety services, maintain equipment, provide continuing training for personnel and retain skilled staff.
Guddendorf is seeking the trustee position because he believes the Fire District has done a good job of using village tax dollars as efficiently as possible, and he wants that to continue.
“l have lived in the township for over 40 years and have volunteered many hours to local organizations,” he said. “I would like the opportunity to serve the community as a trustee for the Fire District.”
Sugar Grove Fire Protection District trustee candidates David Linden and Cheryl Wojciechowski did not reply to the Elburn Herald’s election questionnaire.