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QUESTION BOX

posted Aug 6, 2013, 10:00 PM by Nick Camlin
Terri from Rock Island asks: 
"Do County Board members have to live in their Districts?"

Answer: 
Yes. Before anyone runs for County Board, they have to be registered voters at an address in the District they seek to represent. If a County Board member should ever move out of the District while they're still serving on the County Board, then he/she automatically resigns the seat and someone who lives in the District can be appointed.
Not only do I live in County Board District 15, but I also work in the District at Washington Junior High School, and I do my banking, insurance, and lots of other shopping with retailers in the District. It's a great neighborhood with good homes, schools, and businesses.
I don't live any farther than 1.76 miles from any one I represent on the County Board... that's keeping it local!


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