Robert Van Hooreweghe

Originally Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 10:03 pm
Last Updated: March 31, 2013, 7:14 pm
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AGE: 68
ADDRESS: Cordova
OCCUPATION: Semi-retired financial services and harbor master
FAMILY: Wife and two grown
EDUCATION: Some college, degree in insurance underwriting, University of Detroit
OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova village president (mayor)
PRIOR OFFICE: Current village president, 10 years on village board
WHY RUNNING: To finish jobs that were started.
COMMENTS: We need to finish fixing the streets with a priority list; need to find and maintain water shut-offs; need to finish riverfront campus with handicap accessibility; improve our website and posting of minutes and notices along with ordinances; finish village hall plans and get it done; and improve the payment system for water bills.

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