Five people seek four seats on Rural Township Board


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Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 6:27 pm
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Five people are running for four seats on the Rural Township Board. They are Republicans John Abbott, Judith DePorter, John Krebsbach, and Jim Zwicker, and Democrat Dave Collier.

Mr. Abbott and Ms. DePorter are the only one who returned candidate questionnaires to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus.



NAME: John Abbott
AGE: 66
ADDRESS: Orion
OCCUPATION: Farmer
FAMILY: Wife
EDUCATION: Two years at Black Hawk College
POLITICAL PARTY: Republican
OFFICE SOUGHT: Rural Township trustee
PRIOR OFFICE: Township trustee
WHY RUNNING: I enjoy serving in my community
KEY ISSUE: Restoring our polling place in Rural Township


NAME: Judy DePorter
AGE: 77
ADDRESS: Milan
OCCUPATION: Homemaker
FAMILY: Husband Allen, seven children, 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren
EDUCATION: High school
POLITICAL PARTY: Republican
OFFICE SOUGHT: Rural Township trustee
PRIOR OFFICE: Rural Township trustee
WHY RUNNING: Township government is the true grassroots involvement for people to express their likes or dislikes and be heard and helped. I try to help my neighbors.
KEY ISSUE: Always spending the township residents' money carefully and prudently, and always being above board and questioning any, or all, issues. One key battle we still wage is to change the county's decision to close our township hall for a voting site. As board members, we don't think it saves that much money.
COMMENTS: It really is an honor to see my name on the ballot, and realizing my neighbors and friends trust me with their vote.

















 



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