Matson Running for Re-election
Mike Matson wants to continue serving as mayor of Davenport. Now in his second term, this week he announced he's running for re-election.
Matson says his accomplishments include focussing the city's money and manpower on public safety.
"We started the group violence intervention program that has had wonderful success with the community, and a coordinated assessment program to help juveniles. We've had probably close to 800 referrals in the last year."
He says shootings in the city dropped 23 per cent from 2021 to 2022, and have continued to fall this year.
During the past four years, Davenport has also spent a lot of money on infrastructure.
"Record funding for streets and sewers so that we can make sure that when businesses are looking to come somewhere they choose Davenport because we have the infrastructure in place, the sewer systems, et cetera, to do that."
He's also proud of the flood plan developed by the city since the record-breaking year of 2019.
Also running for mayor are State Representative Ken Croken and community organizer Jasmine Schneider.