GENEVA – Jay Moffat’s name will appear on two ballots in the April 9 consolidated election because he is seeking four-year terms on the Geneva park and library boards.
Geneva Library officials requested a review of Moffat’s candidacy from the Kane County Clerk, whose office then sought a legal opinion from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
According to a letter from civil division chief Joseph Lulves to library and clerk officials, the clerk’s office does not have authority to issue an opinion – and it is too early to decide whether Moffat serving on two boards would be an incompatible conflict of interest.
If Moffat is elected to two boards, that would be the time for a legal challenge, according to the letter.
“Based on the state’s attorney’s determination that an opinion about incompatibility was premature, the library district opted to certify Mr. Moffat,” library attorney Roger Ritzman said. “The library district may revisit the incompatibility issue depending on the outcome of the election.”
Moffat said he is happy to be on both ballots.
“It’s about serving the community,” Moffat said. “I feel I have the time, skills, knowledge and ability to serve. ... Voters will be extremely well served if I am elected.”
On the park ballot, Moffat be one of three seeking two six-year terms. On the library ballot, Moffat will be one of six seeking three four-year terms.