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Kinney easily wins, but still has stressful night


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Posted Online: March 18, 2014, 11:46 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
ROCK ISLAND -- Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney easily defeated Glen Evans in the Democratic primary for clerk to set up a general election contest against Republican Kim Lazenby.

Ms. Kinney had taken almost 74 percent of the vote to Mr. Evans 26 percent with 93 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night.

It was a stressful night for Ms. Kinney and her office, which oversees the election count.

Results had not been fully reported more than three hours after polls closed because of technical glitches, Ms. Kinney said. Neighboring counties all had results posted hours earlier.

Mr. Evans said the delays illustrated problems in the organization at the clerk's office that he had hoped to change by winning the election.

Ms. Lazenby, a South Moline Township trustee, also said the delays raised questions about the "processes" being used by Ms. Kinney's office.

However, Ms. Kinney brushed aside the criticisms. She said there was a problem with a modem and with an unexplained delay at one voting center.

"It really wasn't anything that we did," she said. "Stuff happens sometimes."

In addition to the county clerk, the sheriff and treasurer's offices are up for election in November.

Rock Island Sheriff Jeff Boyd and Treasurer Louisa Ewert are both running for re-election. Neither had challengers in the Democratic primary Tuesday and have no Republican opponents for the general election on Nov. 4.

On the Rock Island County Board, 13 of the 25 seats are up for election in November. There are Republican candidates in eight of the 13 districts, with Democrats unopposed in the remaining five seats.

There was just one contested primary, in District 5, where Democrat Larry Burns beat Paris Fotos by 52 percent to 47 percent with all precincts reporting.

Incumbent Democrat Virgil Dueysen is stepping down after the general election and no Republican has come forward to challenge for the East Moline seat.

Incumbents are running to keep their seats in the other 12 county board races.

In District 25, county board member Bob Westpfahl, R-Milan, will be challenged by Democrat Tyler Fuhr.

Ken "Moose" Maranda, D-Milan, is being challenged by Republican John Ryan in District 23.

Scott Terry, D-Rock Island, is unopposed in District 21, as is Kim Callaway-Thompson, D-Rock Island, in District 19.

Rod Simmer, R-Rock Island, is being opposed by Democrat Brian Flaherty in District 18.

Nick Camlin, D-Rock Island, will face Republican David Kimbell in District 15, and in District 14 Ginny Shelton, D-Moline, is challenged by Jay Reische.

Republican Mike Steffen is running against David Adams, D-Moline, in District 12, while Don Johnston, D-Moline, is unopposed in District 11, as is Patrick Moreno, D-Silvis, in District 4.

In District 3, Republican Larry Holland is challenging Mike Burns, D-Silvis. Finally, Gary Freeman, D-East Moline, is being challenged by Republican Dewayne Cremeens in District 2.


















 




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  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.






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