As vice-chair of the county’s Finance Committee,
Jim’s fiscally responsible approach to taxpayer money
Can be proven by the following:
By fostering a thriving economic environment, the county’s unemployment rate was lowered to 5.1 percent, the lowest rate in the area.
Through a public-private partnership with Choose DuPage, more than 24,000 jobs were secured through 380 new projects since 2012.
As chairman of the Stormwater Management Committee, Jim secured millions of dollars for flood prevention relief throughout District 6 and DuPage County, including:
In addition, DuPage County was awarded $3.3 million through FEMA to acquire more than 30 properties that are currently listed on the county’s voluntary buyout program, damaged from recent flood events or on FEMA’s repetitive loss list.
As a member of the DuPage Coalition Against Heroin, Jim supported four programs to combat heroin and opioid addiction in DuPage County: