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eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wall Street was solidly in the Romney/Ryan camp last time, pjohnf. (And assuming he's the nominee, they'll certainly be in Ryan's camp in 2016.) Why is it that you seem to think that they're Obama supporters?
eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
When did presidential libraries start taking this kind of funding? (I always thought they were privately funded... or at least I remember hearing that the Clinton and Bush #43 libraries were being done that way.)
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Off-topic, but just to clarify, I will say that the disabled individuals that I've worked with aren't the least bit interested in free phones or anything like that. (Many of them will never live independently in their own communities; any such "bribes" would be meaningless to them.) Of course there are opportunists who do try to take advantage of every social program under the sun, and…
AYHSMB - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2, had libraries built with private funds. I can't believe Soros or Buffett (or the Clinton's ;P) aren't contributing to the bill for Obama. Rahm is even stumping for it, as he says it will be a big tourism money maker. Hey, I'm all for it, if it is. On a side note, I think this is the first presidential…
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I honestly couldn't care less about anybody's party affiliation. This ID issue actually has A LOT to do with poor people, the elderly, and people with disabilities -- regardless of their personal politics. (There are a lot of poor people in the south who are lifelong Republicans.) Arbitrarily-enacted voter ID laws ultimately won't disenfranchise you or me... but they do have a real…

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Ernst to run for Quincy Treasurer

Ernst to run for Quincy Treasurer

1 year, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Republican Park Board member switches gears after initially thinking about aldermanic run in Third Ward; Will face incumbent Peggy Crim

Tom Ernst has filed petitions to seek the office of City Treasurer.

Ernst turned in his petitions at Quincy City Hall this afternoon.

Ernst is a member of the Quincy Park Board of Commissioners and is a former president of the Park Board. He ran for the Illinois State Senate in 2004.

Ernst, a Republican, had taken out petitions to run for Third Ward Alderman, but said he was encouraged by people to run for a citywide office while he was gathering signatures.

"In my walkings to get petitions signed, people told me they wanted me to do more than be an alderman," Ernst said. "They encouraged me to run for a city wide office. I pledge to be a treasurer who will work with the mayor and be an independent voice to protect the people of the City of Quincy financially."

Two Republicans, Jared Holbrook and Ken Hultz, have already filed to run for Third Ward Alderman. Ernst said Adams County GOP officials encouraged the move.

"We have two good candidates who have filed already, so I believe we’ll have a good Republican candidate for Third Ward Alderman," Ernst said when asked about his decision.

Democrat Peggy Crim is the incumbent and she is seeking a fourth term as treasurer.

"I have known Tom for a long time and always considered him a friend, so it was a surprise when he chose to file against me," Crim said at Monday's City Council meeting. "But if it is his goal to give voters a choice, then I welcome him into the race."

"The City Treasurer's office is a nonpolitical office. It's not Democratic money or Republican money - it's the taxpayer's money. With the help of the office staff, I think we have done an excellent job upgrading the capabilities of the office to collect, invest and protect taxpayer dollars in trying economic times."

"I think people want a hardworking financial professional handling their money who believes in standing for public review and accountability every day, and I have been proud to do that for nearly 12 years."


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