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Daniel Herkes: Candidate Profile

Sugar Grove library

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  • Daniel Herkes, running for Sugar Grove library

    Daniel Herkes, running for Sugar Grove library




Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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City: Sugar Grove

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Sugar Grove library

Age: 55

Family: Married, two children

Occupation: Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts

Civic involvement: Library Friend

Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

I would like to add perspective and balance to the library board. I enjoy learning new ways to solve problems, and I think I can help other board members examine possible solutions to those problems.

Key Issue 2

I would like to see the village of Sugar Grove Library Boards return to an advisory capacity.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?

I would like to see the village of Sugar Grove Library Boards return to an advisory capacity, and move forward on the development of future plans.

If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of important initiatives you've led. If you are a non-incumbent, tell us what contributions you would make.

Candidate did not respond.

Do you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?

Yes. I have had a library card since I was five years old. I work in a school, and I generally use my schools library.

Space is usually an issue at libraries. If that's the case at your library, would your solution be to expand the physical plant or make room by doing away with parts of the collection that technology has made less critical? Explain.

Space is no longer a current issue with the Sugar Grove Library. We need to plan how to best serve the library patrons

What impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?

Libraries and schools are the basis for the development of literacy in a community. Libraries, in particular, are symbols of the commitment that communities show about supporting continuing education and literacy. We are fortunate to have such a facility in Sugar Grove.