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David W. DeRango: Candidate Profile

Carol Stream library

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  • David W. DeRango, running for Carol Stream library

    David W. DeRango, running for Carol Stream 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: Carol Stream

Website: http://facebook

Office sought: Carol Stream library

Age: 57

Family: Married with 2 sons

Occupation: Senoir Buyer

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business and Supply Chain Management

Civic involvement: League director of little league to purchase uniforms for the teams.

Manager and Coach for my son's little league team.

in 2002

Elected offices held: Board member of C.S.Y.B.A. 1998 TO 2002

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: none

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Unnecessary spending and wasting of tax dollars.

Key Issue 2

Making sure what we are spending our tax dollars on will benefit the library and the patrons who come to the library.

Key Issue 3

We have money tied up in land we are not using and trying to put up a cell tower is not the way to make money and upset the citizens of Carol Stream. This land the library owns is becoming a money pit of tax payer money and we need to do something to fix it and stop throwing money at this problem.

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 will be fiscally responsible for your tax dollors as a tax paying citizen that will work hard to reduce wasting your tax dollors, unnecessary spending, and why we are spending.

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 for over 20 years.

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.

Yes space is an issue in our library and we need to use what we have to make more space available with in our library and not make our library look over crowded then it really is.

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

In today's economy money is tight and we should look at our budget and make sure we are not spending money we do not have, people are out of work and in Carol Stream we have over 350 homes in for closer, this is revenue lost, other libraries are cutting budgets and freezing wages, and our role as trustee we should be fiscally responsible for your tax dollars and not spend what we do not have.