RI Mayor: Dennis E. Pauley


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Originally Posted Online: March 30, 2013, 6:43 pm
Last Updated: April 08, 2013, 5:31 pm
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NAME. Dennis E. Pauley
AGE: 66
ADDRESS: Rock Island
OCCUPATION: Director/ external affairs, AT&T
FAMILY: Spouse, Lois; six daughters; nine grandchildren
EDUCATION; Rock Island High School, two years at St. Ambrose through the Accel program
Political Party: Non-partisan
OFFICE SOUGHT: Mayor of Rock Island
PRIOR OFFICE: 3rd Ward alderman and the last four years as mayor.
WHY RUNNING: In Rock Island, we have several very important projects started that I would like to see to completion. I want to continue to serve the citizens of Rock Island to help resolve their issues and to continue to promote Rock Island as a great city.
KEY ISSUES; I want to continue to focus on keeping the city in great financial condition while continuing to focus on economic development projects to increase the amount of sales tax the city receives each year. With additional sales tax revenue we can continue an aggressive program to repair and replace our streets and aging infrastructure. I see the Walmart project as a catalyst to increasing the revitalization of the 11th Street corridor and continue growth in the city. I think we need to continue to look to the future and work on projects such as the Jumers Crossing project.




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