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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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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