Hello! My name is Greg Schwarze and I am running for the DuPage County Board 6 seat. The DuPage County Board has 6 districts with three elected officials each. This election cycle could be the first time the Democratic party is represented on the board equally to the Republican Party. DuPage County is a diverse and wonderful place. I’ve raised my family here and built my career in Carol Stream. I’m running as a proud union member and as a voice for the working class.

 

Professional Background
• Professional Firefighter Since 1993
• Carol Stream Firefighter Since 1999
• Carol Stream Fire District Public Education Coordinator Since 2004
• State Certified Paramedic Since 2002

Accomplishments On the Village Board

  • Passing Balanced Village Budgets
  • Streamlined community development permitting process.
  • Modernized Website for better transparency.
  • No Layoffs during the recession of 2008
  • Debt-Free Community
  • Armstrong Park Flood Prevention Project: Completed
  • Infrastructure updates to Village Hall and the Police Station
    • On-time and under budget
  • Improved Bike Paths
  • Worked to improve public safety at Carolshire Condominiums fixing over 100 code violations leading to safer facilities and reduction in crime
  • Worked with the Park District to sell 6-acres for the building for the Fountain View Recreation Center
  •  Build new “Veterans Memorial Park” at the Town Center
  • Advocated for the environment by creating a pollinator meadow
  • Removed hundreds of dead/diseased ash trees as a result of the emerald ash borer and planted hundreds of new trees in their place.

Personal Information
• Husband to Julia
• Father to McKenzie & Lauren
• Step-Father to Rachel  & Erika
• Carol Stream Resident
• Hobbies include playing basketball, biking, tennis and spending time with my wife and daughters

Community Involvement
Past/Present
• Youth Softball Coach
• Youth Basketball Coach
• Carol Stream Rotary Club
• Member – Holy Cross Lutheran Church
• Sunday School Teacher
• Church Council Member
• Carol Stream Christmas Sharing Volunteer
• Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce