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Bolingbrook Election 2013 Candidate: Melvin Holmes, Sr.

Melvin Holmes, Sr., is one of eight candidates running for DuPage Township trustee.

Campaign information 

Personal information 

  • Age: 52 
  • Family: Spouse - Brenda, 52; Children - Melvin, Jr., 34; Erika, 24; Mawaldi, 18. 
  • Education (degree and school): Central Texas College, Criminal Justice, Military Correspondence Police Administration, Master in Tae-Kwan-Do Yong in University
  • Occupation: Correctional Officer 
  • Political party affiliation, If any: Democrat
  • Previous elected offices: None
  •  Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: Ethics, Discipline, Military U.S. Army with nine years of service, 16 years of service as a Correctional Officer.

Why are you running for this office?

To be a servant to my community. 

What will be your most important priority if you get elected?             

To improve visibility to all Township services.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

My desire help and be of service to all the in the community.        

How long have you lived in your community and/or been active in local issues?

For fifteen years. No.

What's your favorite thing about DuPage Township?

My concerns is for the youth, elderly and those less fortunate.

What are the biggest challenges facing DuPage Township, and how would you address them? 

Making sure that services,and programs are made known to all residents. Expand the youth program. With a martial arts training component.

Ray Hamilton March 24, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Wants to be elected to serve, but does not list any community service on his resume. He needs to start at a beginners level for some experience.
J Stevens March 24, 2013 at 08:35 PM
It looks like a beginners resume. No real world history or skills for the position and one sentence answers. My 12 year old could have put together a more impressive resume.
J Stevens March 24, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I do not see a degree listed. Do you have a college degree Mr. Holmes?
Jimmy J March 29, 2013 at 09:19 PM
He appears interested in expanding services. Is there any thought of controlling expenditures? The township should not continue to be run as a charitable foundation. The township should be downsized... not continuing to be expanded. How are they going to payback the taxes owed Bolingbrook Adventist?

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