The Calliope player is warming up, the
elephants are in training, and the rest
of the circus crew is on standby.
Our City Council election is coming up
and the players are jockeying for position.
The final day to file to get on the ballot
is Thursday. If you’re from the Quad Cities,
or know the area at all, you know that
anything can happen by then.
Many around here are getting excited at the
thoughts of suppers being disrupted by
auto-dialed phone calls and mailboxes full
of reasons why one is a much better candidate
than the other.
Our Mayor has filed with no opponents so
far. The incumbent Aldermen At Large, Jason
Gordon and Gene Meeker are challenged by
Kevin Perkins and Cheryl L. Draeger.
Candidates for the 1st Ward are Rick Dunn
and Shelly Fritz.
Incumbent Bill Edmond is running solo in
the 2nd Ward.
3rd Ward has incumbent Bill Boom running
against Carlton M. Wills.
4th Ward has incumbent Ray Ambrose facing
5th Ward could get interesting with two
incumbents running against each other.
Current 5th Ward Alderman Sheila Burrage
and current 7th Ward Alderman Barney
Barnhill are running.
6th Ward has incumbent Jeff Justin going
7th Ward has Mike Matson running again.
And the 8th Ward has Kerri Tompkins and
Jamie Wood in the running.
This is one of those elections where
redistricting is shaking things up a
bit, and there is still time for another
candidate or two to jump in.
Comments are always welcome.