My work ethic from my dairy farm upbringing has served me well. I have a proven track record. Working on the boards of Project NOW and Workforce has helped me to focus on economic development. I have the employment background and education in areas that I think drive our entire economy. My proven track record of helping to bring ethanol, wind development and other economic development enhancements continues to drive me in working for Henry County to be the envy of our region.
With me as your current Henry County Board chairman, the board achieved many things, including hosting the first Ag Bank Lenders meeting with two federal congressmen who both served on the federal agriculture committee, the first county board conducted outside Cambridge, reduced the county board by nearly 20 percent, and reduced the number of voting districts by 33 percent -- and Cambridge Park was officially sold back to the Village of Cambridge. All of these were the right things to do.
My neighboring counties look to Henry County as an example of staying focused in achieving the goals of the people of the county.
Being your next county treasurer, I can bring my banking experience of 20 years, my credit policy and bank security knowledge along with my desire to do much more.
With my county budget experiences, protecting the financial interest of the county will always be my daily goal.
I am also proud to have worn the United States Army uniform. Having lived in places like Des Moines, South Georgia and the Quad-Cities, I now enjoy being back HOME.
With the support of my wife, Cynthia, and dedication to my church, I am glad to offer my proven leadership to the position of county treasurer. Being a public servant is now my opportunity to give back to the community.
-- Push for a BETTER bond rating for the county and for the county to be debt free by December, 2016.
-- Be a voting member of the finance standing committee to leverage my past experience during the budget process.
-- Enhance the current credit policy and a fraud policy for more security.
Name: Tim Wells
Occupation: Vice President First Midwest Bank
Political Experience: Henry County Board chairman
Community involvement: chair, Henry County Economic Development Partnership 2002-2008; Workforce board member 2002-2013 (chair 2008-2010); Project NOW Board (Finance chair 2012-2014); Bi-State Regional Commission Executive Board member
Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.