AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Cordova FAMILY: Husband Nick and daughters Anne and Nicole EDUCATION: Some college POLITICAL PARTY: Independent candidate OFFICE SOUGHT: Village Clerk PRIOR OFFICE: Village trustee WHY RUNNING FOR OFFICE: The citizens of Cordova deserve the best service possible. I have 26 years of administrative experience, and I will be working for all the people in the village. KEY ISSUE: The village board, the mayor, and the current village clerk disagree on some issues. To remedy that, the new clerk must be non-partisan, courteous, professional, and within the limits of the law. COMMENTS: I pledge that I will treat everyone in the village with respect. I firmly believe the clerk's job is to work with the board and the mayor without any political agenda.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2013. There are 27 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Within a few weeks the Rock Island Barracks will contain more than 10,000 rebel prisoners, a guard of about 1,500 and a large number of officers. This should bring business to our city. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Corn was selling at 25 cents per bushel in Rock Island county, and the average price of wheat was 80 cents per bushel. 1913 -- 100 years ago: R.G. Hudson and R.H. Dart were elected wardens at Trinity Episcopal Church. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Smiling, baldish, 30-year-old Jimmy Roosevelt reported for work today as movie maker Sam Goldwyn's new hired hand. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Members of the East Moline City Council last night unanimously voted approval of the name of John F. Kennedy Drive for the improved sections of 3rd and 4th streets between 17th Avenue and the south city limits. 1988 -- 25 years ago: A $70,000 fundraising drive is underway to establish a Big Brother/Big Sisters program in the Quad-Cities. Organizers hope to raise funds to begin the nationally affiliated program by March 1.