About the Candidate
Name: Evan Kasal
DOB: June 17, 1992
Political Experience: Treasurer of the Chicago Republican Party, Chicago Northside GOP Club, Chicago Westside GOP Club and 25th Republican Ward Committeemen. Also served as the state leader for the #walkaway movement
Hi, my Name is Evan Kasal and I am running for Cook County Board in the 2nd District. I am a born and raised Chicagoan and Cook County resident. As treasurer of the Republican Party of Chicago, I have learned the value of fiscal responsibility and want to bring that to the commissioner role. As a private businessman, I understand the value of the dollar and I would like to bring big common sense business solutions to government.
As a commissioner, I pledge to promote policies that will reduce taxes, promote small business and make Cook County and Chicago a much more business-friendly environment. The two challenges I would like to tackle are crime and taxes. One of the biggest issues with crime is the lack of relationship between the local police and the people of Chicago and Cook County. As commissioner, I would work with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and that entire department as a whole, to see how we can get our police more integrated and respected within the communities they protect.
As for taxes, we need to stop companies looking to leave Chicago, Cook County and Illinois. I would look for ways to change that, including tax incentives for small businesses to open. Any ways we can make government do more with less, I would be open to, with the primary goal of bringing more private sector jobs to our communities within Cook County. In order to improve services, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the county, I would look for ways to reduce grift, corruption and unnecessary bureaucracy. To be more efficient, by definition, we need to do more with less and I would look for ways to do the same tasks with less man hours, and reduce things such as paperwork and unnecessary laws.
To conclude, my primary goals are to reduce taxes, build a business-friendly environment, try to run government more like a business and to find ways to reduce crime in our community. I appreciate your time and ask you to come out and vote for me Evan Kasal in November as Cook County commissioner in the 2nd district. Thank you.
Why are you running?
I am a born and raised Chicagoan and cook county resident. As Treasurer of the Chicago Republican Party, Chicago Northside GOP club, and Chicago Westside GOP club, I have learned and taught the value of fiscal responsibility and I think I can bring that to the commissioner role. I am running to make the city, county and state I love a better place. I think commonsense business solutions and focus on peoples issues in cook will help improve our communities.
What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?
Cook County has some of the best health care and forest preserves in the country. I think overall though they could be run more efficiently. I believe we get get the same amount of result with a lot less spending through reduction in bureaucracy and increased efficiency. Taxes in Chicago and Cook County are very high relative to the rest of the country I would focus on my efforts to provide same or better level of service with less overhead and cost.
What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
The two challenges I would like to tackle are crime and taxes, one of the biggest issues with crime is the lack of relationship between the local police and the people of Chicago and Cook. As commissioner I would work with the Cook County Sheriff and that entire department to see how we can get our police more integrated and respected in the communities they protect.
For taxes, we need to stop companies constantly looking to leave Chicago, Cook County and Illinois. I would look for ways to change that including tax incentives for small business to open. Any ways we can make government do more with less I would to open for with the primary goal of bringing more private sector jobs to our communities within Cook County.
What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?
When I am elected I would make sure to first open an office in the district. Secondly, I would focus on attending as many community meetings within the district to be accessible. Third I would offer office hours and try to listen to the opinions of all constituents no matter the part or affiliation. I would make my time available as much as possible to the people I represent as I believe in a representative republic its foremost priority to represent your constituents rather push an agenda of a specific party or person's political power.