S. RI Twp: Grace Diaz Shirk


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Originally Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 9:53 pm
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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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