Letter: Mayor Welvaert backs Acri for alderman-at-large

Posted Online: April 02, 2013, 2:41 pm
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Local elections are Tuesday. Many voters will be selecting their city council representatives.

In Moline Scott Raes, 3rd Ward alderman and mayor pro-tem, will serve Moline well with 10 years of experience on council. Ald. Dave Parker, Dick Brown, and Kevin Schoonmaker, while unopposed, deserve your vote of confidence to continue the successful work to date.

The alderman-at-large race is contested, however. I appointed Stephanie Acri at-large after the death of Gary Brown. With unanimous approval of the city council, Stephanie quickly grasped the responsibilities of the position. A successful small business owner she understands operation, budgets and the needs of the citizens of Moline.

Difficult times require strong leadership and great problem-solving skills. A member of the 2012 council, Alderman Acri supported a 2013 tax levy equal to 2012. No increase! She voted to keep our fire department EMS while reducing the overall cost of the department.

A proven community leader, Stephanie has served on many local boards and commissions including the Quad Cities Chamber and is past chairman of the Trinity Medical Center Board. Her dedication and determination to move Moline and the greater Quad-Cities area forward is apparent.

She is not a one-issue candidate. Her 20-year residency in Moline and her involvement communitywide is testimony to her love for the city.
Ald. Acri has the proven leadership skills as a successful alderman and throughout the community.

On Tuesday vote for sound leadership. Return Stephanie Acri as alderman-at-large.

Mayor Don Welvaert,


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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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