Rock Island mayoral candidates explain desired qualities in next city manager

Filling city manager post will be one of the first tasks facing next mayor

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.

Third question: What qualities do you want in the next city manager?

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