More petitions go out for municipal offices
9 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough
More people considering mayoral, aldermanic runs
More people have picked up petitions to run for political office in the City of Quincy.
Steve McQueen, who formerly was the head of the Quincy Tea Party, picked up petitions Friday for Mayor.
McQueen said he was seriously considering the possibility of running as a Republican but he has made no commitment.
“If I run, I’m certainly not going to go out there and try to spend other people’s money doing so,” he said. “I’m not trying to buy a job. I’m applying for a job.”
Quincy Mayor John Spring, who has yet to say if he is seeking a third term, has spent more than $100,000 in each of his two previous campaigns.
Alderman Kyle Moore (R-3rd Ward) and Bill Hrudicka have already said they intend to run for mayor as Republicans.
McQueen said he believed the citizens of Quincy needed more than one choice for Mayor.
Reggie Coleman, a member of the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees, picked up petitions to run for Township Supervisor. Coleman said he was giving serious consideration to running for the post.
Cindy Brink, the current deputy supervisor, has taken out petitions to run to replace the retiring supervisor, Steve Schrage.
Neither Brink nor Coleman has declared a party affiliation.
Coleman also said he picked up a mayoral petition for Jeff Dorsey. Dorsey, a radio broadcaster, confirmed Coleman gave him the petition to fill out, but Dorsey said he did not ask Coleman to pick up a petition and he was not sure if he was going to run for the office.
Two men also picked up petitions to run for Quincy aldermen: Republican Ronnie McKenzie picked up a petition to run in the first ward and Incumbent Republican Dan Brink picked up a petition to run for re-election in the sixth ward.
Petitions with signatures of registered voters are to be turned in in November.