Challenger 'Bests' incumbent for S Moline supervisor seat


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 11:09 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
South Moline Township will have a new supervisor, Republican Tracy A. Best, who beat the incumbent for the seat in Tuesday's election.

Mr. Best,a Moline School District employee and township road commissioner for 16 years, received 2,007 votes, or 56 percent, according to unofficial election results from the Rock Island County Clerk's Office.

His opponent, incumbent Connie Mohr-Wright, received 1,561 votes, or 44 percent.

Neither candidate could be reached for comment Tuesday.

Other contested races in the township were clerk, road commissioner and township board.

According to unofficial election results, for township clerk, incumbent Robert Vyncke received 1,796 votes, or 50 percent, and Republican Brian Forsberg received 1,793 votes, or 49.9 percent.

Of all the South Moline Township candidates elected Tuesday, Mr. Vyncke was the only Democrat to win office, according to unofficial election results.

In the race for road commissioner, Bob Schultz received 1,895 votes, or 53 percent. His opponent, Democrat Mike Malmstrom received 1,650 votes, or 46 percent.

Seven people ran for four seats on the township board. Those elected were Lisa Griffin, 2,077 votes, or 16 percent; Joe Taylor, 1,930 votes, or 15 percent; Kim Lazenby, 1,861 votes or 15 percent; and Andrea Anderson, 1,808 votes, or 14 percent.

Unofficial vote totals for the other three candidates:Democrats Dawn Delaere-Daugherty, 1,593 votes, or 12 percent; Paul Meier, 1,559 votes, or 12 percent, and John Tufts, 1,472 votes, or 11 percent.




























 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
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1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
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