Mayberry, Haake vie for District 20 seat


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Posted Online: Oct. 15, 2012, 6:41 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Name: Mia Mayberry

Party: Democrat

Address: 559 22nd Ave., Rock Island

Age: 23

Education: Graduate of Rock Island High School; B.S. in Criminal Justice 2011, Northeastern University; Current law student at Valparaiso University School of Law, Indiana

Occupation: Law student

Previous elected office held: None



In response to the questionnaire sent to all county board candidates, Ms. Mayberry wrote, "In regard to the questions that you posed, if elected, I would vote accordingly with how my constituents of District 20 feel about the issues."

Ms. Mayberry declined an opportunity to explain how she would attend law school in Indiana while also serving as a member of the Rock Island County Board. There were no challenges to her candidacy and, because her home address is in Rock Island, she legally can serve on the board while attending school in another state.



Name: Linda Soyke Haake

Party: Republican

Address: 1617 20th Ave.,Rock Island

Age: 67

Education: B.A. from Western Illinois University.

Occupation: Retired

Previous elected office: None



Which approach to modernizing county offices do you support: Consolidation at the Quad Cities Industrial Center, new construction or some other plan?



At this point in time I am in favor of another option. Before a decision is made I feel more information is needed, and another contractors opinion should be obtained.



Should the county hire a professional administrator?



I'm in favor of hiring a professional administrator, which would help to reduce some of the nepotism as well as offering a professional opinion on critical decisions.



Do you support reducing the size of the county board?



Yes. It would reduce thousands of dollars from the budget, that could be used to help balance the budget.



What are your goals for the county, if you're elected?



I would like to see the board reduced from 25 to 15 to members and to see spending abuses reduced and nepotism eliminated.I hope to help balance the budget without raising taxes and bring jobs to the county.










 














 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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