Candidates for contested races in Henry, Mercer and Rock Island counties were asked to respond to questionnaires. The answers submitted by this candidate follow. Candidates' answers will be included in a voter's guide to be published Oct. 28 in the Dispatch-Argus.
Address: 624 12th St., Silvis; email@example.com
Political party: Moderate Republican
Office: Candidate for Rock Island County Board District 3
Education: B.A. in political science from Western Illinois University
Occupation: Contracted security and stay-at-home father
Political experience: Worked on multiple campaigns and ran the 71st District Office
Why running: I am running for office to return the county government back to the people. It was voted several years ago to reduce the county board, and current leadership has no interest in eliminating these positions. My goal with the county board is to help create pride in local government, financial accountability and balance, and show young adults that their voices are heard and do matter
Key issue: The most important issue brought to my attention while speaking with the residents of Rock Island County is the financial waste that they see and hear about. As a county board member, I will push for fiscal responsibility though the elimination of wasteful spending while supporting the employees and residents of the county.
Why I'm the best candidate: I am the best candidate for the job because I have the knowledge and drive to create an environment that residents can be proud of again.