Lee withdraws from RI Sheriff's race


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Posted Online: April 15, 2013, 4:51 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Mitch Lee, a lieutenant in the Rock Island County Sheriff's office, has decided not to run for sheriff.

Mr. Lee announced on April 3 that he planned to run against Sheriff Jeff Boyd in next February's Democratic primary.

But on Monday, Mr. Lee, of Coal Valley, said he had changed his mind. He said he made the decision not to run after meeting with constituents who spoke positively of Sheriff Boyd.

"Thank you to all those who have shown support towards me and my family," said Mr. Lee, who has been with the sheriff's department for almost 20 years.





















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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