Campaigns & Elections

The Central Lee School District's attempt to pass a multi-million dollar bond referendum to fund facility improvements came up just short last fall, so the district will try again during a special election on Tuesday (September 10). The head of the district said this is the time to act to provide a better education for students for years to come.

Davenport voters have an opportunity to hear from candidates running for city office. The first city candidate forum will be held Tuesday night at the downtown Davenport Public Library. Six mayoral candidates, as well as 17 people running for alderman, have been invited and plan to attend.

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Four Democratic candidates for president campaigned in the Quad Cities Monday. They attended the annual Labor Day picnic in East Moline, hosted by the Rock Island County Democratic Party. 

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Montana Governor Steve Bullock will campaign in eastern Iowa this weekend.

At least four Democratic presidential candidates will visit the Quad Cities this weekend. They're expected to attend the Rock Island County Democratic Party's 52nd Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday.

A Bettendorf alderman has announced his bid for re-election. In March, Bill Connors won a special election to fill the 3rd Ward seat after the death of Alderwoman Debe LaMar. Now, he is trying to win his second election this calendar year.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Two new names have been added into the list of candidates for Rock Island County State's Attorney.

Esther for Congress

For her first campaign for public office, an attorney from East Moline is aiming high. Wednesday  Republican Esther Joy King announced she's running for Congress, from Illinois' 17th District.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Health care, income inequality, and unions were just some of the topics Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders discussed at a Quad Cities town hall meeting on Monday morning. The event was held at the Davenport Public Library.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Kamala Harris says the economy needs to work for everyone, not just wealthy Americans. That was just one of the topics covered Monday when Harris visited Davenport's RiverCenter for a campaign rally. It was the final stop of her five-day river-to-river bus tour across Iowa.

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