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St. Libory village trustee candidate: Paul Bergkoetter

Name: Paul D. Bergkoetter

City of residence: St. Libory

Age: 53

Family status: married

Education: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, bachelors in education and masters in accounting

Occupation: Business manager Bergkoetter’s Chevrolet – Buick in St. Libory

Political party: Independent

Office sought: Village trustee

Campaign e-mail: Not provided

Previously held offices: Board member St. Libory School District 30; trustee Fayetteville Township; supervisor Fayetteville Township; currently commissioner St. Clair County Flood Protection District

What qualifies you for this position?

“Years of relevant experience in both the public and private sectors.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“The long-term financial stability of the village is the top issue. I will help collect relevant information analyze that information to arrive at reasonable courses of action and share that information with my fellow elected officials and the public. Good data is the foundation for good decisions.”