Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 5:21 pm
No new municipal candidates file in RI, Moline, EM, Silvis
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By Anthony Watt, email@example.com
The post-Christmas filing deadline for some candidates in the April municipal elections passed on Wednesday with no new candidates in Rock Island, Moline, East Moline or Silvis.
A new Illinois law extended the deadline -- from 5 p.m. Dec. 24 to 5 p.m. Dec. 26 -- for some April election candidates to file their petitions. The deadline mostly affected candidates for positions in local school districts, community college districts and library, park and fire districts.
In municipal elections, the change only affected candidates who intend to run as independents.
As of Thursday, no new candidates had filed in the four cities, according to their clerk's offices or websites.
Rock Island, however, has lost one of its mayoral candidates after the Rock Island electoral board ruled on Dec. 19 that Paula Rummels would not appear on the April 9 ballot.
Ronald Day, a retired Rock Island resident, challenged Ms. Rummels' nomination papers, alleging she had not collected enough eligible signatures.Ms. Rummels has said she plans to request a judicial review of the electoral board's decision in Rock Island County Circuit Court.
Write-in candidates have until Feb. 7, 2013, to file a declaration of intent with the respective city clerk.
Mayor: Scott Raes, currently 3rd Ward alderman
2nd Ward: Incumbent David Parker Jr.
4th Ward: Dick Brown
6th Ward: Incumbent Kevin Schoonmaker
At-Large: Incumbent Stephanie Acri, Ron Miller
Mayor: Incumbent Dennis Pauley, David Levin and Rick Cassini
1st Ward: Incumbent Terry Brooks and Ivory Clark
3rd Ward: Incumbent Paul Foley
5th Ward: David McAdam, Margie Mejia-Caraballo, Katie Hotle and Anthony Heddlesten
7th Ward: Incumbent Charles Austin
Mayor: Incumbent John Thodos
City Clerk: Incumbent Arletta Holmes
City Treasurer: Incumbent Tony Banaszek
1st Ward: Incumbent Helen Heiland
3rd Ward: Incumbent Jeff Stulir
4th Ward: Incumbent Ed DeJaynes
5th Ward: Humberto Aguilar
7th Ward: Incumbent Gary Westbrook
Mayor: Tom Conrad
City clerk: Incumbent Jim Nelson
City treasurer: Diana Kahley
1st Ward:Incumbent Robert T. Cervantes,Mike Johnson,
2nd Ward: Incumbent Matthew Carter
3rd Ward: Incumbent Robert Fulton
4th Ward:Todd Malmstrom, Joseph Johnson