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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1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
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