Name: Mia Mayberry|
Address: 559 22nd Ave., Rock Island
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
Address: 1617 20th Ave.,Rock Island
Education: B.A. from Western Illinois University.
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.