Richard lives in Elgin with his wife Karly Kirkpatrick of 15 years, his daughter and their 3 dogs. He wants to help build and strengthen Elgin's foundation, providing more resources to support all the families in the Elgin community.
Richard is a lifelong resident of Elgin and a graduate of Elgin High School. Richard has taught in Elgin District U-46 since 2002, serving also as a coach and mentor for students and other teachers. Richard is a champion of diversity and will continue to serve all in the community.
Richard’s background as an educator and community leader in Elgin for the past 20 years will fuel his passion to continue to work for the Elgin community. His ability to work with a diverse workforce will enable him to work with the current council and work for the diverse community that makes up Elgin.
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During these tough times especially during the current pandemic, Elgin residents need support from their government. Our hard working families, our senior citizens and our children need help from their elected officials to provide necessary services.
Richard believes that small business is the lifeblood of any city. Everyone must support our small businesses in Elgin. Richard wants Elgin to be a city that attracts and keeps small businesses in Elgin.
The tax burden on our Elgin residents is significant and further exacerbated by the global pandemic. Working families deserve transparency on our use of tax dollars and we must cease implementing regressive taxes.
Richard will push to see Elgin take the lead among cities in IL by going with clean energy usage by the government as much as possible. Elgin should take advantage of their ability to use solar and wind energy to power lives without damaging our environment.
Richard has spent his entire career as an educator in Elgin U-46. He understands the struggles of the community and how education is the key to a successful and productive citizenry. Richard will fight for a quality education for all.
Richard is open to learning and working with everyone in the community that have suggestions on how to improve Elgin. Please feel free to contact Richard with any concerns or suggestions.
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