State of the City

Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch gives the city’s annual State of the City address on Monday at the Rhythm City Casino Resort.

Kevin E. Schmidt, QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO

Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch announced Monday that he will seek a second term.

A former chief executive at the Scott County Family Y, Klipsch was a political newcomer two years ago when he ousted four-term Mayor Bill Gluba, saying the city needed a "fresh set of eyes."

In his announcement Monday, Klipsch said the city is making greater investments in infrastructure while balancing the budget and holding the line on the city's property tax rate.

"Over the last two years, we've moved Davenport forward and have built momentum for even more growth and exciting developments that will benefit all of our citizens," he said in a statement.

Klipsch also heralded plans for a new Sterilite plant, which the company says will mean 500 new jobs. The company is getting city and state assistance on the project.

Klipsch's announcement comes as the filing period opens for City Council offices.

So far, Klipsch is the only candidate to have filed for the mayor's office. He did so on Friday.

The filing deadline for Davenport City Council is Thursday.

A primary, if it's needed, will be Oct. 10. The general election will be Nov. 7.

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