Klipsch Running for Second Term

Aug 30, 2017

Davenport mayor Frank Klipsch.
Credit City of Davenport

The mayor of Davenport wants to continue serving. This week, Frank Klipsch announced he'll run this fall for a second term. 

First elected two years ago, he says he's accomplished a lot, but there's a lot more to do. 

"My whole promise was that we were going to be more collaborative, more in partnership, and more transparent, and all of those things have fortunately been evolving and becoming very positive. Now I think it's time that with all the transparency and the opportunities for collaboration and partnership, we'd get even more people involved." 

He's proud of his work to promote jobs and economic development and make sure the city updates its streets and sewers.

Even though he enjoys being mayor, Klipsch says he usually spends 65 hours a week on what's supposed to be a part-time job. 

"I not only represent the city during our normal process of ordinances and resolutions and building that form of guidance for the city and approving a budget. But I also represent the city on the Bi-State Regional Commission and the Scott Emergency Communications Center Board and the Medic Board and the Rock Island Arsenal Defense Alliance Group."

If a primary is needed, it will be held in October with a general election on November 7th.