Letter: Ald. Knaack behind Acri for Moline at-large seat

Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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As Moline's 1st Ward alderman, I would like to voice my support for alderman-at-large Stephanie Acri's in the Tuesday municipal election. Having worked closely with her for almost two years, I can attest to her strong leadership and vision.

Stephanie was appointed by Mayor Don Welvaert to fill the vacancy left by the death of Gary Brown.

She came to the City Council with a strong background in business and community service. She dedicated herself to study Moline's inner workings and challenges.

Stephanie has been a strong proponent of balancing the budget without raising the property tax rate. She is a leader on the council unafraid to ask tough questions and make hard decisions.

As a 20-year resident of Moline, she understands the need to provide needed municipal services without further burdening the taxpayer.
We are fortunate that leaders of Stephanie's caliber still want to pursue public service. She has served numerous organizations in the Quad Cities including chairing Trinity Medical Center's board. Her fellow businesswomen awarded her the Athena Award for outstanding business ability and community service. She currently serves on the boards of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Two Rivers YMCA.

Many other school and community organizations have benefited from her leadership over past years.

There is no doubt that Stephanie Acri will get my vote. She deserves yours, too. Please join me in retaining Stephanie to the council on Tuesday.

Ald. John Knaack
1st Ward, Moline


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1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
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