Letter: Do-it-yourself democracy: Write in Maslanka for C.V.


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Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 3:31 pm
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On April 9, Coal Valley residents will have an election opportunity that has not been provided to them for nearly two decades: a choice of candidates for village president (mayor), one who will be responsible for, and to, the village for the next four years.

The name of one candidate, nominated by caucus, is printed on the ballot. There is, however, a well-qualified county election board-registered write-in candidate with excellent management skills, for whom a write-in vote space will be provided in the area on the ballot for president (mayor) of Coal Valley.

The write-in candidate is Emil Maslanka, a 22-year resident of Coal Valley. His name must be written in the write-in space provided, and the oval space in front of his name also must be darkened (filled in) for the vote to be counted.

A write-in vote is do-it-yourself democracy! It is a choice one makes with intent to invite and experience new ideas and solutions and to associate with others who can introduce those concepts. Be assured that our village employees and police will continue their excellent job performance. Village services will continue as normal.

But, this election is an opportunity for Coal Valley residents to choose a village government that is respectful of, and responsive to resident concerns, including those of continually increased village taxes.

A write-in vote for Emil Maslanka for village president will introduce a fresh approach to village government that will open both doors and avenues to the next four years of progress in Coal Valley.

Donald Pearson,
Coal Valle

















 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
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