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Election Questionnaire

Date questionnaire completed: ___9/11/13____________


Office sought: ___Hambden Township Trustee

Political party: ______N/A_______________________


Name: __Nadine M. Pope________________________
Age: ___64_______ Date of birth: ____8/11/49____ Place of birth: _Cleveland, Ohio_________
Home address: __9140 Brakeman Road, Chardon (Hambden Twp., Ohio___________
Length of residence in that community: ___37 years____________ Twitter: ______________________
Facebook: ____________________ Campaign Web site: ___________________________________
Occupation: __Hambden Township Trustee_/Part time Administrative Assistant at Auburn Career Center
ABLE/GED Program____________________
Business address: __13887 G.A.R. Hwy., Chardon/8221 Auburn Rd., Concord Twp., Ohio_
Elected office experience: I spent nearly 10 years as Hambdens Township Clerk (Fiscal Officer) and the
Past 12 years as a Hambden Township Trustee.
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): ______________________________________________
2012 Graduate of the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy
Two Terms as Vice President / Treasurer of the Geauga County Township Association
Served on the Board of United Way Services of Geauga County
Served on the Board of Directors of Friends of Womensafe
Treasurer, Hambden Community Picnic
Graduate of Leadership Geauga County
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Education (Please only list schools youve graduated from and list degrees if applicable):
Graduate of Willoughby South High School
2012 Graduate of the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy
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Marital status: __Married______________ Name of spouse: __Michael Pope ___________________
Name and age of any children: ________Michael Pope Jr. 31 and Jaime Pope McIntyre 36
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Organizations: ___I am a member of :
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Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy
Ohio Township Association
Geauga County Township Association
Friends of Womensafe
Hambden Community Picnic Treasurer
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Should you be elected, what are three specific areas youd like to change, address, improve or further research,
and how specifically would you go about it?:
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I feel the most important issue is to continue to provide the best possible services to our residents, while dealing
with continued funding cuts and without tax increases.
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Maintenance and improvement of our township roads, park, cemetery, buildings and equipment are all part of
the above but encompass an overview of what we hope to continue to accomplish.
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Communication with our residents is another of my priorities. I feel very strongly that our residents need to
continually be informed and updated about what is happening in THEIR township. They need to have a voice and
their Trustees need to listen.
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The first two areas are being accomplished through careful fiscal planning. I work very closely with our fiscal
officer. We plan and save for all major projects and purchases. We avoid taking on debt. We use state
cooperative pricing and competitive bidding. We replace equipment on a 10 year rotation plan but always save
and have a contingency plan for emergencies. For our roads, we combine several roads into one resurfacing
project which enables us to achieve better pricing and efficiency.
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Since communication with our residents is another high priority, I write a weekly newspaper column and
instituted and continue to edit a quarterly township newsletter to let our residents continually know what is
happening in their township.
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Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
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Knowledge after having spent nearly ten years as Clerk(Fiscal Officer), I thoroughly understand township
finances and budgetary issues. Having spent the last 12 years as Trustee I have worked in every area pertaining to
township government and have continually updated this knowledge through courses offered by the Auditor and
Treasurer of State. In 2012 I completed the necessary training to become a member of the Ohio Township
Association Leadership Academy and received my diploma at the OTA Conference in January, 2013.
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Dedication Hambden Township and its residents mean a lot to me. I have spent the last twenty two years trying
to do the best possible job for my community. I always try to make myself available to help our residents with any
problems or concerns they come to me with.
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Communication I stressed this before. I began and continue to edit a quarterly township newsletter. I write a
weekly newspaper column and I was instrumental in having a lighted sign placed in front of the township hall
listing all meetings and special events. These things are all to keep our residents informed. I always urge them to
attend our township meetings as well, because it is so important that they are involved in the operation of their
township.
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NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.

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