- The following is a letter to the editor from Geneva Public Library District Director Matt Teske.
In response to Mr. Moffat’s recent statements, I felt that I needed to explain the rationale for the Library’s actions.
In the event that Mr. Moffat is elected to both governmental bodies, I felt it best to know the possible outcomes sooner rather than later. No one wants the Library to be placed in a position where hasty and perhaps incorrect decisions are made.
I was already aware of the question being raised in regard to Mr. Moffat’s candidacy for the Park Board and School Board and was concerned that the same question might be asked relative to the Park and Library Districts. Therefore, I contacted our attorney, who researched the situation and felt it was in the District’s best interest to obtain the opinion of the Director of Elections at Kane County regarding a potential conflict. In order to be fully transparent, we
sent Mr. Moffat a copy of our inquiry. I have attached the letter that went both to the Director of Elections at Kane County and to Mr. Moffat.
The Library is simply seeking clarification as to the law. Mr. Moffat has accused us of wanting to “remove him from the ballot”. That is certainly not our intention. It is a matter of getting an informed opinion that is in everyone’s best interest. Asking the question of the Director of Elections was the right decision to make in this situation, as was asking for Mr. Moffat’s input.
Director, Geneva Public Library District