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, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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