Jen Kramer, Candidate for 43rd Ward Alderman

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Candidate Full Name: Jen Kramer

Office: 43rd Ward Alderman

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Campaign Name: Friends of Jen Kramer

Campaign Office Mailing Address: 1117 W Armitage

Phone: 312-852-6347

Survey Questions (Character limit of 2,000 per response)

1. What is the most important issue that you will address in your ward?

I want to live in a ward where residents don't feel the need to move away to find better schools and a safer environment. As alderman, I will work to get more police on the streets and improve our local public schools.

The residents of my ward want an ethical and honest alderman that will make tough decision with their best interests in mind. Many residents I speak with are not sure that they are receiving that level of representation from the incumbent.

2. What are your plans for helping fight crime in your ward?

Based on my past experience working hand in hand with the Chicago Police Department, I know that communication and relationships between the police and residents are paramount. Working together and with creative community policing strategies, we can ensure a safer neighborhood.

3. What, if any, city assets would you consider privatizing to raise money?

We should have a public discussion of any action to privatize any City services or assets.

4. Do you support or oppose the vote to increase the minimum wage in several steps to $13 an hour by 2019?

I support the increase in the minimum wage. Chicago has a high cost of living; people who work hard should be able to earn a livable wage.

5. Are you in favor of Chicago's Red Light Camera program?

I support them as a tool for ensuring public safety. We should not rely on them for revenue as hopefully they influence behavior and get people stop ignoring red lights. We need to look at the numbers and make sure the program is properly being run and people are not getting tickets they do not deserve.

Jen Kramer

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