Grafton Township Trustee Election: Betty Zirk

Incumbent Betty Zirk is running against eight people for four trustee seats.


Patch.com wants you to know the candidates for Grafton Township Trustee when you head to the polls on April 9.

Betty Zirk

Age:  87

Family:  Husband, deceased 9 years ago, 1 son, 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren 

Education:  2 years of college

Occupation:  retired bookkeeper and currently a volunteer treasurer for the Trinity Luthern Church and Preschool, Huntley Legion, and the Grafton Food Pantry. Also, an Election Judge. 

Previous elected or appointed offices:  Grafton Township Trustee

Position sought:  Grafton Township Trustee

Political party: Republican

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?  The Financial Status of the Township.  Eliminate deficit spending and  legal suits in the Township.  Return the Township to a surplus position without increasing taxes.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?   Same as previous response.

What are the top three issues facing Wheeling Township residents?  Not involved with their issues.  However, for Grafton Township they are; Financial Staus, Legal Costs, and Services. 

What sets you apart from the other candidate?  For many years, I was a Bookkeeper for Private Business.  With this experience I can and have been assisting in the Finances of the Township; Levys, Budgets, and Internal audits.

Anything else you would like to add?  In addition to eliminating the legal expenses, I would like to concentrate on expanding services that will benefit the taxpayers of Grafton Township.


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