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Jay Moffatt files for 3 offices in Geneva

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – A member of the Geneva Plan Commission, Jay Moffatt, has filed nominating petitions for three boards in the April 9 consolidated election.

Moffatt filed for four-year terms on the Geneva School Board, Geneva Park Board and Geneva Library board, officials said.

In an email response, Moffatt would not discuss his decision to seek three elected positions.

Illinois Board of Elections spokesman Jim Tenuto said it might not be possible for Moffatt to hold all three positions. The issue is the compatibility of the boards.

An opinion from the Illinois Attorney General said dual service on a park and a school board are not compatible, Tenuto said. But dual service on a library and school board would be considered compatible, Tenuto said.

The attorney general did not issue an opinion about the compatibility of a library and park board. A spokesman for the attorney general said the office would research the issue.

Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham said a person can hold more than one elected office if the attorney general rules they are compatible.

“As long as his action on one board does not compete with the other, different offices can be held at the same time,” Cunningham said.

Other filings by Friday were nine candidates for four seats on the Geneva District 304 school board. In addition to Moffatt, incumbents Mark Grosso and William Wilson filed, as did former school board member Leslie Juby and challengers Robert Cabeen, Jeffrey DiOrio, Fred Dresser, Daniel Garrett and David Lamb. Cabeen ran and lost in 2011.

For Geneva Public Library, incumbents Esther Barclay, David Creighton and Steve Andersson and newcomers Robert Mann and Mark Adams all filed for three four-year terms.

Incumbent Bob Shiffler filed for a two-year term.

For Geneva Park District, incumbent Peggy Condon filed, as did Moffatt and Matt Gaunt. Two seats are up, Condon’s and Todd Karas’s.

Geneva Township filings were incumbents Patrick Jaeger for supervisor, Mark Wissing for highway commissioner and Denise Lacure for assessor. Incumbent trustees Richard Sharp, Sharon Brazill, John Connolly and Robert Kovacs all filed.

No one filed to run for clerk. Clerk Barbara Olson said she is not seeking re-election.

The deadline to file nominating petitions is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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