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Klipsch Running for Second Term

City of Davenport, Iowa

The mayor of Davenport wants to continue serving. This week, Frank Klipsch announced he'll run this fall for a second term. 

First elected two years ago, he says he's accomplished a lot, but there's a lot more to do. 

"My whole promise was that we were going to be more collaborative, more in partnership, and more transparent, and all of those things have fortunately been evolving and becoming very positive. Now I think it's time that with all the transparency and the opportunities for collaboration and partnership, we'd get even more people involved." 

He's proud of his work to promote jobs and economic development and make sure the city updates its streets and sewers.

Even though he enjoys being mayor, Klipsch says he usually spends 65 hours a week on what's supposed to be a part-time job. 

"I not only represent the city during our normal process of ordinances and resolutions and building that form of guidance for the city and approving a budget. But I also represent the city on the Bi-State Regional Commission and the Scott Emergency Communications Center Board and the Medic Board and the Rock Island Arsenal Defense Alliance Group."

If a primary is needed, it will be held in October with a general election on November 7th. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.