Two people seeking Coal Valley Township road and bridge position


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Originally Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 7:58 am
Last Updated: April 04, 2013, 8:04 am
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Two people are vying for the post of Coal Valley Township road and bridge commissioner. Democrat J.T. Laden returned his candidate questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus, but independent Tracy L. Solomon did not.

NAME: Jules Toby Laden
AGE: 74
ADDRESS: Coal Valley
OCCUPATION: Retired
FAMILY: Wife Sue, daughters Julie and Tracy, two grandchildren
EDUCATION: Graduate Rock Island High School

POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat
OFFICE SOUGHT: Coal Valley Township road commissioner
PRIOR OFFICE:Current road commissioner and Coal Valley Fire Dept. trustee
WHY RUNNING: I have been Coal Valley Township road commissioner for 17 years and have made a lot of improvements to our roads.
KEY ISSUE: I have a good team of workers and they are proud of our roads and what they do. I would like to make sure we keep up with what we have done and keep improving our road district.













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