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Joshua Jeffrey: Candidate Profile

Carol Stream Library Board (2-year Term) (Republican)

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Bio

City: Carol Stream

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Carol Stream Library Board (2-year Term)

Age: 25

Family: only child; single

Occupation: sales

Education: Bachelor of Science in History, Northern Ilinois University, Dekalb, Il.

Civic involvement: Carol stream 4th of July parade. I drove for the library trustees.

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

To serve the citizens of our community with respect to my stewardship role and financial responsibility.

Key Issue 2

To minimize the library's tax levy by budgeting and completing any grant applications to ensure that the library operates in a fiscally responsible manner.

Key Issue 3

To address long range planning for library services, technology, and opperations partaining to facility maintance.

Questions & Answers

Do you support the board's decision to put the library's Kuhn Road property on the market? Would you support a sale or lease of the property? Would you ever support construction of a new library in the village?

Yes I would support the sale or lease of the property. Due to the foreclosures of homes in the community it would not be feasible to support construction of a new library at this time.

What specifically will you do to improve the working relationship among board members?

I would improve relations of the board members by being truthful and ethical.

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?

This is my 2nd time and I would like to have the chance to give a younger person's perspective to the issues at hand. To make the library the cultural center of the community.

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

Yes I have a library card for a number of years, and used it on several occations.

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

The library has changed with technology. It remains relevant by providing new databases and programing to the community.

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