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March 7, 2013

Voters to choose Taylor, Derry Public trustees

DERRY — There are two contested races in town to choose trustees for both Derry Public and Taylor Libraries.

Incumbent Derry Public Library trustees Elizabeth Ives and Joan Crimlisk face off against newcomer James Thomas for two three-year terms.

Incumbent Taylor Library trustee Candace Andrews goes up against Kim Burke and Ed Ciancio for two three-year positions.

Derry Public Library trustee candidates

Name: Elizabeth Ives

Age: Refused to disclose

Occupation: Retired

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Derry Public Library trustee

What is the most important issue facing Derry Public Library trustees? To do more outreach into the community, cooperate with town agencies. A library is the most important resource in town.

Name: Joan Crimlisk

Age: 50

Occupation: Researcher

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Derry Public Library trustee

What is the single most important issue facing Derry Public Library trustees? Operations and challenges of electronic media and traditional books, reference, circulation. Work with state library system on availability and best formats people will benefit from.

Name: James Thomas

Age: 54

Occupation: Building and grounds

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the most important issue facing Derry Public Library trustees? How to stay current with technology and how it relates to the economy. I want to be an advocate so the library can do that.

Taylor Library trustee candidates

Name: Candace Andrews

Age: 57

Occupation: Teacher

Incumbent: Yes

Elective experience: Taylor Library trustee

What is the most important issue facing Taylor Library trustees? We’ve been trying for years to get an addition at the library. At some point, that will have to be addressed.

Name: Kim Burke

Age: 43

Occupation: Engineer

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: None

What is the most important issue facing Taylor Library trustees? Keeping up with funding Taylor receives from the town and trust. They do a phenomenal job with programming, I would like to see that continue.

Name: Ed Ciancio

Age: 68

Occupation: Retired accountant

Incumbent: No

Elective experience: Taylor Library trustee

What is the most important issue facing Taylor Library trustees? Technology, and modernizing the library to serve the community.

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