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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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