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Article updated: 12/31/2012 4:04 PM

Who's running for Batavia, Geneva library seats?

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Five people are seeking four, 4-year seats on the Batavia library board.

Incumbents Virginia Babcock and Randall Gibson are not among them.

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Those seeking the four-year terms are incumbents M. Cara Schuster, currently filling the vacancy left by the removal of trustee Edward Skahan; board President Douglas Sullivan; and James F. Trefil. Francine McGuire-Popeck and Diane L. Blodgett are also seeking four-year terms.

Andrew Deitchman is the only person to seek election to a two-year term, filling out the remainder of Skahan's term.

Gibson has been on the board since 1999. Babcock, the 2010 Batavia Citizen of the Year, was elected in 2009.

• Six people are seeking four, 4-year seats on the Geneva library board.

Board President Esther Barclay-Steel is seeking re-election, as are incumbents Steven A. Andersson and David Creighton. Robert Mann (chairman of the Geneva Economic Development Commission), Mark Adams and Jay Moffat round out the ballot. Moffat is also seeking election to the Geneva school board and the Geneva park board.

Incumbent Bob Shiffler, filling the vacancy left when Don Cummings resigned to become an alderman, is seeking election to the remaining two years of Cummings' term.

There are two big topics facing the Geneva Library. One is its quest to move to a larger space. The library plans to buy and knock down the former Citron factory on Richards Street and build a new facility there, but that has been delayed over issues with the title of the property.

The second issue involves the Batavia Library. They are fighting in court over annexation of land.

Other elections

Sean Herron has filed to run for a 4-year term on the Sugar Grove Village Board. An online search of telephone directories did not show a current telephone number for him; a message has been left in his Facebook account. The Facebook page lists "friends" including Trustee Kevin Geary, who is running for the Sugar Grove presidency.

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