Michael C. Repay
Office sought: Lake County Commissioner, 3rd District
Political experience: Elected in 2010 to serve as Lake County councilman.
What prompted your decision to run for this office?: My run for this office was prompted by the desire to steer Lake County government in a better direction. During my short time on the council I discovered the decisions that affect the bulk of the county are made at the Board of Commissioners.
Top three goals:
- The No. 1 priority will be to tackle the rising cost of health care costs for the county. We need to address this problem with a multifaceted approach which will include a wellness program and creation of a pharmacy that can reduce taxpayer costs.
- Create a sustainable and stable plan for the maintenance of our roads and bridges throughout the county. Too often we wait until these areas are in such bad shape that they cost much more to replace than if we had spent a little money to maintain.
- Use existing technology to provide better services to taxpayers. There is no reason why we can't have meetings streamed online, contracts available for all to review online and also provide special information to those willing to pay a small fee.
Why should voters choose you?: Voters should choose me because I have a plan to prevent the county income tax through fiscal discipline and the negotiation of contracts for the benefit of taxpayers, not political pals. It's easy to say "no tax," but I am the only one who can get it done.
What would you do on your first day in office?: On my first day I will outline my plan for the next four years with my support staff and fellow commissioners. I will then begin to implement a strategic plan for my term that will include the goals I have listed above.
What else would you like to tell us?: I have always been in support of organized labor and will continue to support their efforts as a county commissioner. I believe that working men and women are entitled to wages that can support families and a safe work environment.