S. RI Twp: Grace Diaz Shirk


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NAME: Grace Diaz Shirk
AGE: 56
ADDRESS: Rock Island
OCCUPATION: Retired teacher
FAMILY: Husband, Jerry; children, Christina, Jeremy and Jason; 4 grandchildren and one on the way!
EDUCATION: Rock Island High School; Augustana, Bachelors Business and Spanish; Western Illinois University Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat
OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township Supervisor
PRIOR OFFICE(S):South Rock Island Township Trustee 2001-2012; Rock Island Alderperson 1985-1997
WHY RUNNING:It is important to me to serve and to provide assistance to those in need. I would like to continue in these efforts.

KEY ISSUES:Hold the line on taxes and maintain a commitment to fiscal responsibility; maintain quality services to the elderly, the youth, the unemployed, the poor and the disabled; to improve cooperation with other townships, and other governmental agencies to enable us to provide the best services possible to our township residents.

COMMENTS: I believe in making a difference through community involvement. I believe in my role as township supervisor I will be able to make a difference and bring the experience necessary to meet the needs of all of our citizens.



















 




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