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Kankakee County — Democratic PartyCandidate for Treasurer

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Nick Allen

Democratic
Incumbent county treasurer
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide convenient ways to pay property taxes.
  • Promote college savings among county residents.
  • Ensure the Treasurer's office accessible and transparent.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Incumbent county treasurer
Kankakee County Treasurer, County of Kankakee — Appointed position (2015–current)
Executive Director, United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties (2012–2015)
Income Development Representative, American Cancer Society (2011–2012)
Regional Director, US House of Representatives (2009–2011)
Commissioner, Bourbonnais Township Park District — Elected position (2003–2011)
Public Education Advocate, Hospice of Kankakee Valley (2007–2009)

Education

Olivet Nazarene University Masters in Business Administration, Business (2014)
Olivet Nazarene University Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, minor in economics (2006)
Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School High school diploma, General studies (2002)

Community Activities

Member, Kankakee County NAACP (2002–current)
Board Member, Kankakee County Young Professionals (2013–current)
Board Member, River Valley Metro Mass Transit District (2011–current)
Board Member, Harbor House (2009–2012)
Board Member, Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society (2003–2005)

Biography

Nick Allen was named Kankakee County Treasurer in August 2015, replacing longtime Treasurer Mark Frechette. He is the previous Executive Director of the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties, and has been involved in community service for years – serving on 30 boards and commissions across the county. Graduating Olivet Nazarene University both as an undergraduate and masters student, Nick’s degree in Business Administration prepares him well to serve as County Treasurer. He and his wife Kari live in Bradley with their two year old son, Emmett.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Government should work for the people and elected officials should be assessible to the people they serve. The county is experiencing a dire fiscal situation. While the County Treasurer does not control the budget process, all county officials need to work together in whatever way possible to lead the county out of this crisis.

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