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1 year, 11 months ago by Bob Gough

Democratic incumbent turns in petitions at City Hall and announces his intent to seek a third term

Saying the City of Quincy weathered the recession, Quincy Mayor John Spring this morning asked voters to return him to City Hall for a third term.

Before family and supporters at Washington Perk inside the Granite Bank Gallery, Spring cited 55 new businesses opening in the City's downtown as well as the addition of Fitzpatrick Brothers and expansions at Prince Agri Products and Titan International as proof that the City has made progress during his tenure.

"At the end of the day, a mayor must ensure its citizens are safe, roads and sidewalks get fixed, garbage gets picked up and, at the same time, possesses a vision to help our city grow," Spring said.

Spring called this the "core reason you should consider re-electing me."

Spring said Quincy has the second best unemployment rate in the state but added "I am still not satisfied. I want our families to have jobs...jobs that pay better and have benefits."

Spring said while the State of Illinois is billions in debt, he says Quincy does not.

"We made the necessary cuts in our budget just like familes did throughout our community," Spring said.

Spring turned in his petitions at City Hall prior to his announcement. Republican Kyle Moore turned his in as well as Moore had his announcement on Saturday.

"I welcome John Spring into the race for Mayor," Moore said in a statement this morning. "Elections offer us as a community a unique opportunity to examine the course we've been on and to determine what is the best course for the future. I know both of us love Quincy and I look forward to comparing our differing visions for the city over the months ahead."

Others turning in petitions this morning included:

Ronnie McKenzie, Republican for 1st Ward Alderman.

Jenny Hayden, Democrat for City Clerk.

Virgil Goehl, Democrat for 1st Ward Alderman.

Cindy Brink, Republican for Quincy Township Supervisor.

Roy Points, Democrat for Quincy Township Assessor.

Jared Holbrook, Republican for 3rd Ward Alderman.

Dave Bauer, Democrat for 2nd Ward Alderman.

Dan Brink, Republican for 6th Ward Alderman.

Another Republican took out petitions late Friday afternoon for 6th Ward Alderman, Josh Zanger.

Candidates have until Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. to turn in petitions with the adequate amount of signatures from registered voters.

The City Clerk's office is open from 8:30 to 4:30 today, Tuesday and Wednesday. It is closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 


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