Mayberry, Haake vie for District 20 seat


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Posted Online: Oct. 15, 2012, 6:41 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Name: Mia Mayberry

Party: Democrat

Address: 559 22nd Ave., Rock Island

Age: 23

Education: Graduate of Rock Island High School; B.S. in Criminal Justice 2011, Northeastern University; Current law student at Valparaiso University School of Law, Indiana

Occupation: Law student

Previous elected office held: None



In response to the questionnaire sent to all county board candidates, Ms. Mayberry wrote, "In regard to the questions that you posed, if elected, I would vote accordingly with how my constituents of District 20 feel about the issues."

Ms. Mayberry declined an opportunity to explain how she would attend law school in Indiana while also serving as a member of the Rock Island County Board. There were no challenges to her candidacy and, because her home address is in Rock Island, she legally can serve on the board while attending school in another state.



Name: Linda Soyke Haake

Party: Republican

Address: 1617 20th Ave.,Rock Island

Age: 67

Education: B.A. from Western Illinois University.

Occupation: Retired

Previous elected office: None



Which approach to modernizing county offices do you support: Consolidation at the Quad Cities Industrial Center, new construction or some other plan?



At this point in time I am in favor of another option. Before a decision is made I feel more information is needed, and another contractors opinion should be obtained.



Should the county hire a professional administrator?



I'm in favor of hiring a professional administrator, which would help to reduce some of the nepotism as well as offering a professional opinion on critical decisions.



Do you support reducing the size of the county board?



Yes. It would reduce thousands of dollars from the budget, that could be used to help balance the budget.



What are your goals for the county, if you're elected?



I would like to see the board reduced from 25 to 15 to members and to see spending abuses reduced and nepotism eliminated.I hope to help balance the budget without raising taxes and bring jobs to the county.










 














 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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