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How much the candidates spent per vote

The latest financial reports are in for the City Council race. Here are the totals, along with how much that works out to per vote (i.e., total spent divided number of votes cast for that candidate):

Candidate 7/1/10- 12/31/10 1/1/11- 3/31/11 Total $ Total Votes $/Vote Chuck Weaver $9,241.18 $46,980.83 $56,222.01 14,785 $3.80 Ryan […]

Election Results 4/5/2011

Here are Tuesday’s election results for City Council and District 150:

Peoria City Council

# Candidate Votes Pct 1 Chuck Weaver 14,784.5839 24.95% 2 ♦ Ryan M. Spain 10,071.9164 17.00% 3 ♦ Gary Sandberg 8,390.0000 14.16% 4 ♦ W. Eric Turner 6,911.3335 11.67% 5 Beth Akeson 6,040.0832 10.20% 6 Charles V. Grayeb 5,559.3335 9.38% […]

Please vote for me on Tuesday, April 5, and then come to the party!

Tomorrow is the election. There are ten candidates for City Council, and the top five vote-getters will be our at-large council members for the next four years. I’m asking for your vote so that I’ll be one of those five.

Here’s my radio ad which has played the past several business days on WMBD […]

Endorsements 2011 (other than me)

Obviously, I hope you all vote for me. But besides that, there are a couple of candidates that I also endorse for Peoria City Council: Beth Akeson and Gary Sandberg.

Beth is a former Heart of Peoria Commissioner, school board candidate, and city council candidate. She lost her bid for the third district […]

The District 150 conundrum

I find it really interesting that, as a City Council candidate, I regularly get asked about what the City can do (or what I can/will do as a City Council person) to help District 150. Oftentimes, the questions go beyond the support areas over which the City has control, and gets into school board […]

Last scheduled Council candidates forum tonight

There’s a candidates forum for the Peoria City Council at-large race tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the G.A.R. Hall, 416 Hamilton Blvd., downtown Peoria. The event is sponsored by the Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation (CILF), so there will certainly be questions about the candidates’ views on historic preservation. However, the questions will not be […]

The Journal Star editors are brilliant and handsome

I have been endorsed by the Journal Star for Peoria City Council.

Peoria 9/12 Project candidate forum cancelled

The candidate forum scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. The candidates received the following e-mail today:

Dear Candidates,

Tonight’s Meet the Candidates scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 6pm, The Peoria Theater has been Canceled.

Due to lack of confirmation for participation of the audience, we are canceling tonight’s event.

“We respect your time. […]

How Debbie Wolfmeyer sees her job

District 150 School Board president Debbie Wolfmeyer is up for reelection this year to another five-year term. You may recall that during her first term she sent a rather infamous e-mail to concerned parents.

In May 2008, Ms. Wolfmeyer told a concerned parent via e-mail, “I must respectfully decline your invitation to meet […]

Upcoming Council candidate forums

Here are some upcoming Peoria City Council candidate forums:

March 14 (Mon.) @ 7:00 p.m.: Central Bluff Neighborhood Association candidates forum, Lippman Community Center, 2514 N. Sheridan Rd. March 16 (Wed.) @ 6:00 p.m.: Peoria 9/12 Project candidates forum, Peoria Theatre, 3225 North Dries Lane March 19 (Sat.) @ 9:00 a.m.: League of Women […]