Rock Island mayoral candidates address importance of downtown affordable housing & downtown library

All 4 candidates appear in forum hosted by Renaissance Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley's decision not to seek another term in office opened the door for someone new to take the job.

Four men are now trying to walk through that door.

They are former Rock Island Alderman Terry Brooks, current Rock Island Alderman Stephen Tollenaer, entrepreneur and former Renaissance Rock Island President Mike Thoms as well as former congressional aide Andy Rowe.

All four candidates appeared together this week at a forum hosted by Renaissance Rock Island.

4 the Record's Jim Niedelman moderated the discussion.

Each of them answered the same questions developed by Renaissance Rock Island.

Second question: What importance would you place on affordable downtown housing and the downtown library?

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