RI Fifth Ward: Kate Hotle


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Originally Posted Online: March 30, 2013, 6:36 pm
Last Updated: April 08, 2013, 5:32 pm
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NAME: Kate Hotle
AGE: 25
ADDRESS: Rock Island
OCCUPATION: Community services coordinator at Project NOW
FAMILY: Parents Bob and Sandy Hotle; siblings Zach, Tim, Corey and Joe; 2 nieces, two nephews and grandparents, Bill and Dorothy Hotle
EDUCATION: Rock Island High School class of 2006 and Bachelor of Arts in public policy and minor in communications from DePaul University in 2010 (graduated magna cum laude).
POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan election
OFFICE: 5th Ward Alderman Rock Island
PRIOR OFFICES: None (first time running)
WHY RUNNNG: I am running because Rock Island, and especially the 5th Ward where I grew up, is home, and I want to see that it has strong representation. Although I am young, I have the background and knowledge to be an effective alderman while bringing a fresh, new perspective to the City Council
KEY ISSUE: The city needs young Rock Island natives to be leaders in the community and take on the responsibility of ensuring Rock Island's future is as bright as its past. I want to provide the 5th Ward and the whole city with a representative who listens and proactively responds to issues of the greatest concern of its residents.




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