Michael K. “Big Mike” DeBrocke: City Council Candidate
The questionnaire below was completed by city council candidate Michael K. “Big Mike” DeBrocke. Mr. DeBrocke will be a candidate in the city council primary election on February 26th.
Michael K. “Big Mike” DeBrocke
Seat for which you are running:
2 year city council
Can you tell us a bit about your background, both personally and professionally?
“Celebrating 20th Year in Elgin 2013
25 years in Technology Sales Multi-Million Dollar Contracts and Negotiations and Technical Sales
Contract Trainer Eagle Productivity Solutions
Substitute Teacher U-46 seven years
Customer Service Desk Centre of Elgin
Levy Restaurants, Certified Mixologist
Married 26 years
DePaul University BS in Commerce/Marketing
Mechanical Engineering Wright Community College AA Liberal Arts
Three Children Thru U-46 Schools
President Country Trails Neighborhood Association 16 years
Elgin Leadership Academy Class of 2003, ELA Member to the Chamber of Commerce
Elgin Police Academy Graduate
CERT (Citizens Emergency Response) Trained
Neighborhood Watch Block Captain
Citizen Advisory Member Shale’s Parkway Design Team
U-46 Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) Member
CO-Chair Enrollment and Facilities Committee two years
Boy Scout Troop #111/ Cub Scout Pack #49 various support and Leader Positions
Fox Waterway Clean-up Volunteer
Wetlands Caretaker and Activist
Multiple presentations to City Council, Planning Commission and various boards
Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Member Board of Officers
American Legion SAL (Sons of the American Legion) Finance Officer
Elgin Riverside Club 125yrs in Elgin
Assisted in Jaycee Event at American Legion
Cook for American Legion Breakfasts
Cook for ITND Annual Citywide Holiday Community Meals
Cook for the Elgin High School E Boosters
Nightmare on Chicago Street
Elgin Fox Trot
Very Passionate about Elgin”
Why are you running for Elgin City Council?
The two year candidate position is an expansion to the city councils’ total membership. It is a testament to the growth of our great city. I have twenty-five years of business experience, in the design and sales of complex networking and computer systems solutions, negotiating many multimillion dollar contracts. As an active volunteer member of this community for the last twenty years I have seen Elgin at its worst and best. I am committed to representing ALL citizens of Elgin and their concerns about its governing body.
What do you view as the major issues facing Elgin in the next few years?
Fiscal Financial Responsibility and Renewed Commitment to existing Businesses and New Business Development.
Are you generally in agreement with decisions the city council has made in the past few years? Please describe any measures with which you particularly agreed or disagreed.
I prefer to look forward not back. With my addition to the council I will add a new set of expertise and influence to this group, as we do what we feel is best for ALL in our Great City.
If elected, what do you expect to accomplish during your time on the council?
We need to concentrate our efforts on program development to achieve financial targets, and create best practices for utilization and to maximize customer touches, in every department in every facility throughout the city.
From a crowded field of candidates, why should voters choose you to represent them on the city council?
I am Experienced Open Minded and Passionate about our Great City.
What’s the best way for voters to find out more about your campaign?