Originally Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 10:44 pm
Last Updated: April 02, 2013, 12:06 am

Morrow challenges Einfeldt in Andalusia mayoral race

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Curtis Morrow, 2013 candidate for Andalusia mayor.
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Pamela Einfeldt

ANDALUSIA — Voters in Andalusia have but one contest to decide when they go to the polls April 9.

Mayor Curtis Morrow, who has held the job for eight years is being challenged by Pamela Einfeldt, who is retired from the Rock Island Arsenal, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Both candidates see a need to improve village infrastructure.

There are four seats open on the village board, but no contests.

Alma Betts is the lone candidate for an unexpired two-year term. Gary Kolls, Ray Stropes and James Killan are the three candidates running for three open four-year terms.

NAME: Curtis Morrow
AGE: 75
ADDRESS: Andalusia
OCCUPATION: Retired
FAMILY: Wife and three children
EDUCATION: Some college
POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan
OFFICE SOUGHT: Mayor of Andalusia
PRIOR OFFICE: Eight years as mayor and eight years on village board
WHY RUNNING: To improve the village. We need new business to come. The village employees do a fine job, and I want to keep them.
KEY ISSUE: I want to continue to upgrade our infrastructure. A state-mandated sewer lagoon upgrade will be completed this fall at a cost of $500,000. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants the village to move the water-pumping station and well out of the floodplain. I hope this can be started in three years.

NAME: Pamela J. Einfeldt
AGE: 65
ADDRESS: Andalusia
OCCUPATION: Retired administrative assistant, Rock Island Arsenal
FAMILY: Son, Roger Hutt; 3 grandchildren, Raeann, Stephanie and Nicholas; 4 great-grandchildren
EDUCATION: Graduated Rockridge High School, some college courses
POLITICAL PARTY: Non-partisan
OFFICE SOUGHT: Andalusia village president
PRIOR OFFICE: Andalusia village board trustee
WHY RUNNING: I would like to see our community improve our 'main street' image to attract more businesses and residents. Community involvement/input should be a high priority.
KEY ISSUE: I believe we need to establish our long term goals and become a more pro-active government. Maintain and improve our village infrastructure to accommodate new growth. Provide our Public Works employees with training and constructive guidance to improve their skills.