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Election Questionnaire

Date questionnaire completed: _10/1/13______________
Office sought: _Munson Twp. Trustee

Political party: __NA
Name: __Art Hollis
Age: __________
Date of birth: _______NA____________
Place of birth: __Cleveland
Home address: _____13260 Crows Hollow, Chardon, (Munson Twp.) OH 44024
Length of residence in that community: ____10 years___________
Twitter: _______NA__________
Facebook: ______NA__________
Campaign Web site: ___________________________________
Occupation: _Owner____________________ Employer: _Munson Sales & Engineering, LLC_______
Business address: _13260 Crows Hollow___________________________________
Elected office experience: __No elected offices____________________________________________
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): _Munson Twp. Parks & Recreation Board (Current),
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research Fellowship Board (Past), Mentor Boys Softball League (Past),
CJP Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research (Past)_______________________________________
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Education (Please only list schools you’ve graduated from and list degrees if applicable):
____Cathedral Latin__________________________________________________________________
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Marital status: ___Married_______________
Name of spouse: ____Jan_____________________
Name and age of any children: __AG (Son), Britt (Son), Ali (Daughter) ____________________________
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Organizations: _USCG Veteran, St. Mary’s Chardon Parish, St. Mary’ Choir, Society of Manufacturing
Engineers, Muldoon Partners of John Carroll, Cathedral Latin Alumni, Manufacturers Representatives,
Northern Ohio Manufacturers Collaboration, PMPA, Sales & Marketing Executives______________ __
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Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve or further research,
and how specifically would you go about it?:
We have volunteer Boards that are comprised of people chosen for their skills that best address each Board’s
particular obligations. Currently I feel these Boards are not being used or consulted prior to some
decisions that directly impact their areas of responsibilities. As a result this may waste members’ time and
efforts. In some cases hiring additional staff to do these volunteer’s tasks can be a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Trustees should ensure all outside groups or organizations using our property or facilities have signed a contract,
and documented proof of adequate insurance coverage’s. We should collect a sufficient security deposit for
possible damages, and we (Munson Twp.) to be responsible to coordinate and direct any repairs that may be
needed after each event. These issues and potential exposures can be addressed with set procedures which all
employees and volunteers can be made aware of and have access to as a matter of their involvement.
Proceeding forward with consideration and respect for all employees’ skills and their proper utilization is crucial
will save time and money. In addition full recognition of volunteer’s time and expertise would streamline and
expedite projects for which they have or should have responsibility for as a matter of serving as a board member.

Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
My 30 plus years of running manufacturing companies includes all aspects of these businesses. My experience
includes human resources, profit and loss responsibilities, meeting payrolls, purchasing materials, sales,
engineering reviews and approval, and most importantly customer service. I would bring fiscal responsibility
to the township through proper use of resources we have at our disposal. By having participation of our citizens,
employees, and volunteers we should be able to accomplish our goals

NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.

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