Election 2013: Kevin Coyne

Kevin Coyne is one of four Naperville City Council candidates in the city's 2013 municipal election.

Kevin Coyne is a candidate for Naperville City Council.

Name: Kevin Coyne

Position sought:
City Councilman

Campaign contact information—

  • Website: www.coyneforcouncil.org
  • E-mail address: kevin@coyneforcouncil.org
  • Phone: 630-953-9570
  • Address: 1708 Chalmette Court, Naperville

Home address: Naperville


Wife, Kim. Daughter, Charlotte.

Education (degree and school):
BBA, University of Iowa, Juris Doctor, DePaul College of Law, LL.M, The John Marshall Law School


Political party affiliation, If any:
Republican Committeeman, Lisle Township 86

Previous elected offices:
I’ve never held elected office but I have served on appointed commission. Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission (2011 to Present), Naperville Fair Housing Commission (2006 to 2009)

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

I have enjoyed serving the Naperville community on City commissions and on not-for-profit boards. I believe my experience in business, municipal governance, and in the not-for-profit community will allow me to excel as a councilman.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

Strengthening Naperville’s financial position will be my highest priority. We have significant unfunded pension liability on our books. I want to see Naperville become more aggressive on business growth and development. Both of which will strengthen our city financially. I want a greater pro-business tone coming from our dais. We should want businesses to come here, we should want growth. We should want more opportunities for our residents and the next generation. 

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

My experience on Naperville’s Planning and Zoning commission will allow me to step in immediately and be prepared to contribute as a councilman. I’ve worked with residents and the staff. I’ve worked on and reviewed development proposals. I’ve already had the experience of working on controversial development proposals and projects. I’m ready for the job.

How long have you lived in Naperville (if applicable, if not how long have you been involved with Napeville)?

I moved to Naperville upon graduating from law school in 2000.

What's your favorite thing about Naperville?

Naperville is an exciting place to live. It’s a dynamic, community-conscious community. There’s never a dull moment here. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

What is the biggest problem in Naperville?

That’s its located in Illinois. Illinois faces enormous problems financially. These problems will inevitably impact Naperville. We need to protect ourselves from our States financial woes through business growth, economic development, and controlled spending.


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