Spring to make announcement regarding re-election
7 months ago by Bob Gough
Quincy mayor says he'll have an announcement "in the next two weeks"
Quincy Mayor John Spring says he will make an announcement regarding his decision on re-election “in the next two weeks”.
Spring was in Chicago Thursday for Illinois Municipal League meetings and responded to an e-mail inquiry on the subject.
Spring was careful to say that even saying this much about an announcement timetable “doesn't mean I'm in or out”.
Spring raised $10,100 during the third quarter according to state campaign disclosure reports, which boosted his cash on hand total to slightly more than $18,000.
Republican Third Ward Alderman Kyle Moore, who has announced his intention to run for mayor, raised $25,775 during the third quarter and has more than $30,000 cash on hand.
Republican Bill Hrudicka had previously announced a mayoral run, but told fellow Republicans at the Adams County GOP meeting this week that health concerns have forced him to withdraw.
Roger Davis, who lost in the 2009 Republican mayoral primary to Dave Bellis, picked up petitions to run for mayor as an independent. Davis ran for the 17th District Congressional seat as a member of the Green Party in 2010.
Democratic Seventh Ward Alderman Jack Holtschlag picked up petitions to run for the seat he currently holds.
And Jonathan Schoenekase picked up petitions to run for alderman as an independent in the Fifth Ward. Alderman Mike Rein (R-5th Ward) is the current occupant of the seat that is up next year. Rein has yet to take out petitions for re-election.
Schoenekase gained notoriety for operating the Courtesy Rides service which transports people home from the bars after they’ve had too much to drink. The City tightened enforcement of its taxi laws to attempt to stop him from operating his unregulated operation and he has been cited numerous times over the last few years.
Petitions to run in the February 26, 2013 primary need to be turned in between November 19 and 26.