Davenport's 6th Ward race for City Council has become more crowded as former Moline alderman Sean Liddell has announced his candidacy for the position.

Liddell served five years on the Moline City Council as its 7th Ward alderman before resigning in 2016 after he left the city.

“I have experience, a passion for the job and a five-year record of integrity to show for it," Liddell said. "From helping a resident present an issue at a council meeting and advocating on their behalf, to performing a deep dive on a proposed economic incentive package. I’ve been in the trenches and I’m not afraid to ask questions and push for transparency.”

Liddell's candidacy brings the 6th Ward race to five candidates, meaning a primary will take place on Oct. 10 to determine who advances to the Nov. 7 general election.

Richard Clewell, Dale Gilmour, Ben Jobgen and Chris Webster are the other candidates who have filed thus far.

In his public service tenure, Liddell also has served as a commissioner on the Bi-State Regional Commission and on the Moline Parks Board.

Liddell said he hoped "to bring his pragmatic, fiscally focused approach to civic affairs to Davenport, with a focus on efficient accountable government, transparency, and bringing best-in-class services to the citizens of Davenport."

More information on Liddell and his campaign can be found by visiting seanliddell.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/LiddellForAlderman.

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