Rock Island County Clerk Democrat candidates


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Originally Posted Online: March 09, 2014, 12:00 am
Last Updated: March 09, 2014, 10:18 am
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By Glen Evans

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.

Top priorities:

-- 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
















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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