What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Sunderbruch: Taxes - relief in property, pension, Social Security benefits.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Ewoldt: Economic development is always important and the board needs to continue to work with all municipalities in the county to attract new and expanding businesses to enhance our tax base.

Rosemary Gordy: Candidate did not provide answers to survey questions. She did, however, send the following letter:
Although I found your questionnaire interesting, you asked for specifics that are based on suppositions on issues that may or may not arise.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Malvik: Oak Glen Nursing Home financial crisis - Whether or not the County can keep Oak Glen Home open in light of the inadequate funding for the home from its tax levy and state reimbursements is an immediate problem.

What Choice?

In elections, candidates for less-prominent offices typically ride the coattails of the people at the top of the ticket. That assumes, of course, that there are candidates to get pulled along. In Rock Island County, there aren't.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Madden: Eliminate any spending, programs, and agencies not authorized by the Constitution.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Millage: Raising teacher salaries to be competitive with other states and other occupations.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Deluhery: Better schools, safe neighborhoods, and good-paying jobs are the biggest needs.

The Bettendorf school district is in the second year of a three-year early retirement program, designed to cut costs and balance the age and experience levels of what had been a graying teaching corps.
The early-retirement incentives are working, but the departure of a large number of teachers brings with it one serious challenge: finding the people to replace them.

Over the past five years, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has come to a proverbial head in Iowa, especially Davenport. Davenport's controversial track record in applying TIF within its economic development policies has brought the debate to the City's public arena, where TIF is now, and has been, greatly challenged by various citizens groups, including Citizens United for Responsible Vision (CURV), QC Interfaith (QCI), and 1,000 Friends of Iowa (TFOI).

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