Silvis Business Association will host 'Meet the Candidates' forum


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:20 pm
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The Silvis Business Association will host a "Meet the Candidates" forum at 7 p.m. Monday at the parish center at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 750 17th St.

The only contested primary elections in Silvis are in Ward 1 and Ward 4.

In Ward 1, incumbent Robert T. Cervantes will square off against Mike Johnson. In Ward 4, Todd Malmstrom and Joseph Johnson will vie for the seat being vacated by Ald. Tom Conrad, the only person seeking the mayor's seat. Mayor Bill Fox is not seeking reelection.

Other uncontested races include city clerk Jim Nelson; city treasurer Diana Kahley; and incumbents Matthew Carter, Ward 2, and Robert Fulton, Ward 3.

The primary is Feb. 26, followed by the general election on April 9.






















 



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