Krummen touts fiscal conservatism in re-election bid
In a statement released via social media last week, John “Johnny” Krummen, one of eight candidates for Naperville City Council, shared a campaign promise with voters.
Citing his record, the incumbent pledged that if re-elected, he would continue voting down any capital spending proposals as he has over the last two years.
“Many politically difficult, but community correct, decisions were made,” he stated on his Facebook post. “However, I want to do more, I want to reduce debt further.”
Krummen pointed to three accomplishments he said the council had achieved with him aboard: budgeting within existing tax and revenue frameworks, trimming service costs and the realization of a 25 percent debt reduction over the past eight years.
Before earning an MBA from Indiana University, the Ohio native earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and researched auto design. With the inspiration of his technical background, Krummen wants to attract “technologically innovative jobs” to the community he has called home for 12 years.
He has two adult sons, both college graduates, with Barbara, his late wife, who succumbed to cancer in 2001.