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The News-Herald

Election Questionnaire

Date questionnaire completed: __10/12/2014_________


Office sought: _Lake County Commissioner________

Political party: ___Republican___________


Name: ___Kimberly Laurie______________________________________________________________
Age: ___33______ Date of birth: ____2/5/1981______ Place of birth: __Warren, OH____________
Home address: ____38314 N Beachview Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094_____________________________
Length of residence in that community: __4 years___________ Twitter: ___Laurie4LakeCo_________
Facebook: _KimLaurieforLakeCounty_ Campaign Web site: _KimLaurieforLakeCounty.com_________
Occupation: _____Realtor______________________________ Employer: __self-employed________
Business address: ____________________________________
Elected office experience: ____Republican Party precinct committee___________________________
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): __Mentor 9-12 Project, President__________________
_______________________________________Lake County Professional Womens Association_____
_______________________________________Bolton Republican Womens Club_________________
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Education (Please only list schools youve graduated from and list degrees if applicable):
__Kent State University Honors College BA in Psychology with Minor in Business_________________
__Hondros College Real Estate Salesperson_______________________________________________
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Marital status: __Dissolved ____________ Name of spouse: _________________________________
Name and age of any children: __________________________________________________________
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Organizations: ___________Mentor 9-12 Project___________________________________________
_______________________Cleveland/Akron Area Board of Realtors____________________________
_______________________Ohio Association of Realtors______________________________________
_______________________National Association of Realtors__________________________________
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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?:
1) Cut wasteful government spending and grow the economy so we can roll back the sales tax increase from 2012.
An example of wasteful spending was described perfectly in John Arthur Hutchisons October 3, 2014 NewsHerald article entitled County plans to raze former law office building. This building was purchased in 2001 for
$450,000 and has sat unused ever since. Now desiring to demolish the building, the Commissioners have agreed
to spend an additional $132,000 to abate the asbestos present in the building, on top of the $96,100 for the actual
demolition work. This amounts to over $675,000 for what will end up being a small vacant plot of land. This begs
many questions, including: Was there not an inspection done prior to purchasing the building which would have
found the presence of the asbestos? If there was an inspection, why did they determine the value of the building
to be $450,000 knowing what Commissioner Troy has now admitted in the article, that due to the amount of
asbestos that was in there, any significant renovation or utilization of that building would not have made a lot of
sense in terms of expenditures of taxpayer dollars, Troy said. What a waste, and this is just one example.
2) Open up county government to be more accessible for public involvement and oversight by changing
Commissioner meeting times to the evenings when its more convenient for the public to attend, and encouraging
the implementation of online search capabilities for all documents considered public information so people can
search for and immediately find information they are looking for rather than rely on public information requests
3) Make our county less of a sanctuary for illegal aliens by rescinding the 2005 resolution that allowed the
Mexican Matricula Consular card to be used for identification purposes in Lake County, and encouraging better
record-keeping so our citizens can find out if illegals are being handled according to the law.
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Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
Our county government is being run like a Good Ol Boys club by career politicians who act more like Kings than
public servants. I have broad-based support from a diverse range of people including Republicans, Independents,
Libertarians and Democrats who are tired of career politicians defining public service as the public serving them,
who receive endorsements through political favors, and who care more about personal interests than good policy
and principles. Its time we have good citizen candidates who are educated on the issues, and who will serve the
public in the capacity for which that role was intended. The People need to regain control of our runaway
governments and electing me will be a solid step toward that goal.______________________________
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NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.