Name: Dave Hinman
Education: B.S. In Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
Occupation: Store Manager, QuikTrip Corp. / Councilman Ward 1, City of O’Fallon
Previous elected offices: Councilman Ward 1 (2014 – present), Director, O’Fallon Fire Protection District, Alderman Ward 2, City of O’Fallon (2001-2005).
Organizations/affiliations: Board of Directors, O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce (1998-2002), Board of Directors, No Hunger Holiday (1996-2006), Member of Assumption Church, Member of The Knights of Columbus, Member of the O’Fallon Elks, Member of the NRA.
How long have you lived in O’Fallon? 27 years
If you are an incumbent, what have you done while in office that you feel provides the most benefit to the city of O’Fallon?
Conservative spending and budgets. Maintained the same property tax rate for 3 years except for the voter approved increase for parks and the justice center. The council approved 3.5 million dollars for concrete replacement this year as this was a major issue from our residents. This is an increase of 2 million dollars.
What do you see as the single most important duty of a city councilman?
Listening to the residents and making decisions based upon their needs.
Which of the following municipal issues–business growth, residential growth, infrastructure, tax reductions, historic preservation, parks and recreation opportunities, safety, downtown redevelopment–do you feel it is important to address over the next five years? (Candidates were allowed to add their own.)
Infrastructure, parks and recreation opportunities, safety
Links to candidate Facebook page/Twitter feed: https://www.facebook.com/DaveHinmanOfallonCityCouncilWard1/
Link to candidate website: none
Links to endorsements: St. Charles County Realtors Association, St. Louis Home Builders Association.