A judge has filled an open seat on Moline's electoral board, and it will meet again later this week. During Monday's hearings about challenges to nominating petitions filed by several candidates, City Clerk Tracy Koranda recused herself from serving on the three-member electoral board.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the city announced Rock Island County Chief Judge Walter Braud appointed Connie Mohr-Wright as Koranda's replacement. She serves as Supervisor of South Moline Township. And the Moline electoral board will reconvene at 9 am on Friday.
It's expected to consider Mayor Scott Raes' challenges of nominating petitions filed by mayoral candidates, Bob Vogelbaugh and Stephanie Acri, plus Sonia Berg who's running for city council. It may also consider Dick Potter's challenge of Alderman John Zelnio's petition.
We'll have to wait to find out who will run for Moline mayor next year. This morning, the electoral board met to consider Mayor Scott Raes' challenge of nominating petitions filed by Bob Vogelbaugh and Stephanie Acri, who plan to run for mayor. Raes says they're not numbered as required by law.