I'm Glen Evans and I am seeking your support and vote for county clerk. I know I'm the person to bring back openness and fairness to the county clerk's office.
The No. 1 responsibility of the county clerk's office is to run fair and open elections. The last four years have become a challenge for many QCA residents. In previous elections through the county clerk's office, the purging of voter registration that required so many of our voters to re-register, the closing of polling places and the under-utilizing of the trolley or "mobile voting," it has become much harder for our seniors and rural voters to cast their ballots.
With the purging, poll closings and the elimination of the trolley's convenience, it has made the voting process not easier but instead more difficult for thousands. I feel the election process should be easy or more accessible to more people, and even more-so to my opposing political party. I believe nursing homes and the elderly highrise residents should have independent accessibility.
Voter registration and the absentee ballot process shouldn't be controlled by any dominant party. I truly believe everyone should have equal opportunity to seek votes fairly.
I have a proven track record since my time at Rock Island High School, Jackson State University and Black Hawk College, where I studied business administration. Since 1996, I've been a member of Laborers Local No. 309, become a licensed and ordained minister with the Wings of Faith Ministries, worked for Democratic candidates, become an active community volunteer with the NAACP and QC Interfaith. As a self-employed businessman, I've been the chairperson for Quad City Youth Conference since 2011, past precinct committee person for Rock Island County Democrats and a state representative candidate in 2012.
Currently, I'm the representative for Laborers' Local Union of North America and a single parent raising my young son here in Rock Island. I want to run a professional and transparent county clerk's office. I'm certain I can make it possible for everyone to have an opportunity to make the voting process easier and to show all candidates it can be a fair and just competition for votes. So please show your support and vote Glen Evans for County Clerk.
-- Transparency in clerk's office.
- Fairness in the voting process.
-- Mobile voting accessibility and opening more polling places.
Name: Glen Evans
Hometown: Rock Island
Occupation: Self-employed businessman
Education: Rock Island High School, Jackson State University and Black Hawk College, studying business administration
Police Experience: Past precinct committeeman, Rock Island County Democratic Party, candidate for state representative in 2012
Other: Member, Laborers Local 309; licensed and ordained minister with Wings of Faith Ministries; community volunteer with NAACP and QC Interfaith. Chaired 2011 Quad City Youth Conference
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.