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ARGUS CANDIDATE PROFILE

posted Oct 28, 2014, 5:16 PM by Nick Camlin   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 9:01 AM ]
This is the candidate profile that was published by the Rock Island Argus on October 23, 2014.

Camlin challenged by Kimbell in Rock Island Co Dist 15

By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com


As part of an ongoing series, below is the questionnaire answered by one of the candidates for Rock Island County Board District 15 ahead of the Nov. 4 elections. Board member Nick Camlin, D-Rock Island, is being challenged by Republican David Kimbell. Mr. Kimbell did not complete a questionnaire. 

Name: Nick Camlin

Party: Democrat

Age: 27

Address: 2044 33rd St., Rock Island

Occupation: Program coordinator, Spring Forward Learning Center

Education: Rock Island Public Schools; BA political science, Augustana College; enrolled in MA of organizational leadership through Lewis University.

Political experience: Four years on the county board

Do you support downsizing the board as soon as possible and to what size?

As soon as we are able, five members each elected at-large is a possibility.

Do you support the proposed property tax increase for Hope Creek Care Center?

Yes I support the four-year increase. We need to save and strengthen Hope Creek and that will provide enough time. We should consider an independent governing board as well as a partner not-for-profit foundation.

What must the county board do about the judge's demand for a new Rock Island County Courthouse?

We must act in a way that satisfies the statutory responsibilities and is budget conscious. Perhaps we can utilize the Bituminous building for courtrooms or office space, while renovating the current courthouse.

What do you believe the county's role should be in economic development?

We should be an entity that brings together each of the other cities' economic efforts in a unified fashion. Working with the Quad City Chamber, area labor unions, and other business organizations is essential to grow our economy.

Why are you running for office?

I believe in professionalism above politics, and I am running to continue to serve the residents of District 15 and our county. I am committed to improving the image of our county using my past experience and my vision for a better future.