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 Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.