Do you approve of Lawrence M. Hanson as Mayor?

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David Lester

Round Lake, IL

#1 Sep 22, 2012
I've known Larry as an Antioch Businessman for years. I admire and respect his never-ending dedication to our Village and he always seems to maintain focus in regard to responsible fiscal management.
Big Government

Romeoville, IL

#3 Sep 22, 2012
Board Watcher wrote:
Yes I am, and with the entire board except Trustee Dominiak. She is a smart woman who means well i am sure but she needs to learn to not talk down to others. There is a good team there. She should try harder to be part of it instead of acting like she has all the answers and is never wrong.
You mean she didn't have all the answers , boy she fooled me.
Sure I do

Grayslake, IL

#4 Sep 23, 2012
Yep
Voter

Round Lake, IL

#5 Sep 27, 2012
It's hard to say if I approve or disapprove , I haven't seen him do anything to make that judgement.
Sabich

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#6 Sep 27, 2012
Mayor Hanson has done a fine job. I would gladly vote for him again.
Forever Village Resident

Naperville, IL

#7 Sep 27, 2012
His future may depend on the ARS. He seems a little too close to Wayne and has not stood up for the village, almost looks like he has something to hide. One has to wonder why.
Debunking Center

Round Lake, IL

#8 Sep 27, 2012
I think he is doing an excellent job. Agree that a tougher stance on ARS would have helped a bit, but in the final analysis, the seven members of the Board got it right. I like the fact that he encourages communication, works with his board, and is always available.
Way to learn.

Spring Grove, IL

#9 Sep 27, 2012
Voter wrote:
It's hard to say if I approve or disapprove , I haven't seen him do anything to make that judgement.
Try going to a Board meeting. You won't see him on Storage Wars.
Voter

Round Lake, IL

#10 Sep 27, 2012
[QUOTE who="Way to learn. "]<quoted text>
Try going to a Board meeting. You won't see him on Storage Wars.[/QUOTE]The reason I said that is because I have been to the meetings. I must wonder why you have such a smart ass answer to a persons opinion.
Honesty best policy

Villa Park, IL

#11 Sep 27, 2012
Debunking Center wrote:
I think he is doing an excellent job. Agree that a tougher stance on ARS would have helped a bit, but in the final analysis, the seven members of the Board got it right. I like the fact that he encourages communication, works with his board, and is always available.
Agree with you Larry is doing a great job as mayor and generally works well with the board..much better than the old redhead mayor what's her name oh yeh Dorothy
Debunker Center

Spring Grove, IL

#12 Sep 28, 2012
Voter wrote:
[QUOTE who="Way to learn. "]<quoted text>
Try going to a Board meeting. You won't see him on Storage Wars. "

The reason I said that is because I have been to the meetings. I must wonder why you have such a smart ass answer to a persons opinion.
Who is Mary Gaborek? Word is that she is running for Mayor. What is her background? What are her qualifications? What is her platform? What are her solutions?

Is she another well intended but vicious and incompetent person with no management experience like former Mayor Larson, or someone who needs no Trustee or other business management experience to run the Village?

Debunker Center looks forward to answers to those crucial questions.
No way

Island Lake, IL

#13 Sep 28, 2012
Debunker Center wrote:
<quoted text>Who is Mary Gaborek? Word is that she is running for Mayor. What is her background? What are her qualifications? What is her platform? What are her solutions?

Is she another well intended but vicious and incompetent person with no management experience like former Mayor Larson, or someone who needs no Trustee or other business management experience to run the Village?

Debunker Center looks forward to answers to those crucial questions.
She's a loser like the old board with ties to Dorothy Larson--she would definitely be a step in the wrong direction if she got elected. She would try to bring Antioch back to where it was instead of where it is today. I will definitely not vote for her and Dominiack who thinks her sh** doesn't stink needs to go to.
No Amatuers

United States

#14 Sep 28, 2012
No way wrote:
<quoted text>She's a loser like the old board with ties to Dorothy Larson--she would definitely be a step in the wrong direction if she got elected. She would try to bring Antioch back to where it was instead of where it is today. I will definitely not vote for her and Dominiack who thinks her sh** doesn't stink needs to go to.
I agree with all of that. I hear she has the Republican Club behind her. Same ones that endorsed a high school kid for mayor. Also hear that connected at the hip Pederson, Osmond, and Dominiak are behind her. That aline gets her my no vote, and I am a lifelong Republican. The ATRC are a bunch of disorganized goofs who can't get out of the 1980's in regard to managing Antioch.

By the way, I heard Gaborek spent her life as a Democrat. If true, it's crazy the ATRC is supporting her.

We live in a democracy. Everyone should have their chance, but I personally will not vote for dreamers. We have one in DC that is killing the country. We don't need another one here. We need competent people running the town, not egotistical wannabes that have nothing to offer except bringing Kohls to town (Gaboraks pet project when she was a paid lobbyist for Antioch Matketplace, which thanks to her actions and incompetent mayor would have cost taxpayers $23 million if the economy not have tanked taking the developer out of business). Gaborek wanted your money to fund the Kohls SHE wanted. And now she wants to run the village.

I agree. NO WAY.
Voter

Round Lake, IL

#15 Sep 29, 2012
After reading these posts this topic should be changed to " I love Larry and anyone else is a jerk". It's just a shame.
Debunking Center

Spring Grove, IL

#16 Sep 29, 2012
Voter wrote:
After reading these posts this topic should be changed to " I love Larry and anyone else is a jerk". It's just a shame.
Correction

Everyone else is not a jerk.

The question here is what do candidates bring to the table to benefit residents.

Lawrence Hanson has made mistakes but overall has been a good Trustee and now Mayor for many years. His administration including the Trustees has, in the last four years, likely saved Antioch from bankruptcy, has increased employee productivity, instituted true capital planning, begun rebuilding the previous near zero balance capital reserve, accomplished numerous capital projects, and hired highly effective new department heads in Administration, Parks and Rec, the AFD, the APD, and Public Works.

His administration has also eliminated significant wasteful spending instituted or condoned by previous administrations, welcomed a number of new businesses to town during the worst recession in history, while achieving a balanced budget in 2011-2012.

We live in a democracy and anyone can attempt to serve. Accordingly, Mary Geborak is exercising her rights as an American and is to be commended. However, we question why she is running under a mantra of "finally bringing leadership" to Antioch. What specific qualifications does Ms. Gaborek bring to improve upon an already impressive list of accomplishments? Little is known of her background other than that she is an unemployed car salesman. We also understand that she is supported by a small number of Republican activists and three elected officials, one of them a Village official (Mary Dominiak). All three are also members of the activist group Antioch Township Republican Club. We also understand that the candidate was a registered Democrat until 2010, and never voted in an election until she was 40. She also was an active lobbyist for the failed developers of Antioch Marketplace and worked tirelessly to cause a $23 million tax placed on shoppers there, all of which would have gone to the developers and debt service for the developers gift of taxpayer money.

More information is needed to make a determination of her ability to be a competent and balanced Mayor.

We also note that the Republican Club endorsed a Hugh school student for Mayor in the last election, leading to serious questions about the objectivity and value of their actions.

Debunking complete.
Debunking Center

Spring Grove, IL

#17 Sep 29, 2012
Debunking Center wrote:
<quoted text>Correction

Everyone else is not a jerk.

The question here is what do candidates bring to the table to benefit residents.

Lawrence Hanson has made mistakes but overall has been a good Trustee and now Mayor for many years. His administration including the Trustees has, in the last four years, likely saved Antioch from bankruptcy, has increased employee productivity, instituted true capital planning, begun rebuilding the previous near zero balance capital reserve, accomplished numerous capital projects, and hired highly effective new department heads in Administration, Parks and Rec, the AFD, the APD, and Public Works.

His administration has also eliminated significant wasteful spending instituted or condoned by previous administrations, welcomed a number of new businesses to town during the worst recession in history, while achieving a balanced budget in 2011-2012.

We live in a democracy and anyone can attempt to serve. Accordingly, Mary Geborak is exercising her rights as an American and is to be commended. However, we question why she is running under a mantra of "finally bringing leadership" to Antioch. What specific qualifications does Ms. Gaborek bring to improve upon an already impressive list of accomplishments? Little is known of her background other than that she is an unemployed car salesman. We also understand that she is supported by a small number of Republican activists and three elected officials, one of them a Village official (Mary Dominiak). All three are also members of the activist group Antioch Township Republican Club. We also understand that the candidate was a registered Democrat until 2010, and never voted in an election until she was 40. She also was an active lobbyist for the failed developers of Antioch Marketplace and worked tirelessly to cause a $23 million tax placed on shoppers there, all of which would have gone to the developers and debt service for the developers gift of taxpayer money.

More information is needed to make a determination of her ability to be a competent and balanced Mayor.

We also note that the Republican Club endorsed a Hugh school student for Mayor in the last election, leading to serious questions about the objectivity and value of their actions.

Debunking complete.
Sorry. We need to debunk ourselves. Meant to say "high school student".

Debunking complete.
Truth Seeker

Island Lake, IL

#18 Sep 29, 2012
Debunking Center wrote:
<quoted text>Correction

Everyone else is not a jerk.

The question here is what do candidates bring to the table to benefit residents.

Lawrence Hanson has made mistakes but overall has been a good Trustee and now Mayor for many years. His administration including the Trustees has, in the last four years, likely saved Antioch from bankruptcy, has increased employee productivity, instituted true capital planning, begun rebuilding the previous near zero balance capital reserve, accomplished numerous capital projects, and hired highly effective new department heads in Administration, Parks and Rec, the AFD, the APD, and Public Works.

His administration has also eliminated significant wasteful spending instituted or condoned by previous administrations, welcomed a number of new businesses to town during the worst recession in history, while achieving a balanced budget in 2011-2012.

We live in a democracy and anyone can attempt to serve. Accordingly, Mary Geborak is exercising her rights as an American and is to be commended. However, we question why she is running under a mantra of "finally bringing leadership" to Antioch. What specific qualifications does Ms. Gaborek bring to improve upon an already impressive list of accomplishments? Little is known of her background other than that she is an unemployed car salesman. We also understand that she is supported by a small number of Republican activists and three elected officials, one of them a Village official (Mary Dominiak). All three are also members of the activist group Antioch Township Republican Club. We also understand that the candidate was a registered Democrat until 2010, and never voted in an election until she was 40. She also was an active lobbyist for the failed developers of Antioch Marketplace and worked tirelessly to cause a $23 million tax placed on shoppers there, all of which would have gone to the developers and debt service for the developers gift of taxpayer money.

More information is needed to make a determination of her ability to be a competent and balanced Mayor.

We also note that the Republican Club endorsed a Hugh school student for Mayor in the last election, leading to serious questions about the objectivity and value of their actions.

Debunking complete.
I agree with you 100%. Re-electing Mayor Hanson would keep this village on the right track that its been on and we certainly don't need any detours and electing Ms. Geborak would be a huge mistake.
Big Government

Wood Dale, IL

#19 Sep 30, 2012
The question I would ask is #1 What was in the Rt 173 fiasco that Geborak was so involved for, what was she getting out of it. Perhaps a family member was a benifit of all the hopeful new construction , maybe she didn't want to drive to a city (Gurnee) that she was trying to turn Antioch into. And as a final note I total agree WHAT is her qualifaction that she brings ? other than she is over 17 was a 173 lobbyist and she is in lock-step with the other mary.
Dumb De Dum Dum

Antioch, IL

#20 Sep 30, 2012
Voter wrote:
After reading these posts this topic should be changed to " I love Larry and anyone else is a jerk". It's just a shame.
No just you !
GregTee

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#21 Oct 1, 2012
Hansen hasnít made my life any better and if anything heíss let me down.
Since he came into ofifce Iíve ogtrten like 2 duiís, 3 driving while revoked, disorderly conduct, donít have a joib, caní;t dricve to work.
Heís trying to take away my right to provide for my family
My credits shot, my car insurance is outta of this wolrd, my marriage is strained, and I can barely keep up with the house paymnents
I'm living the life

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