I almost wish Mike Thoms and Steve Tollenaer were running as a ticket for mayor of Rock Island. It would be a landslide victory for both of them. The good news is, we would have great leadership with either of them.

I wholeheartedly endorse both of them. I have known the Thoms family since I was 5 years old, and Mike and his siblings and his mom and dad have quietly served Rock Island in many ways for decades.

Steve Tollenaer I only recently came to know as a homeowner, taxpayer and constituent. Steve not only is of incredibly good nature but gets results any time you call him, be it a backed-up sewer in your basement or safety concerns in your neighborhood. I have been blown away by his customer service.

Thoms and Tollenaer both are aware of the massive need to grow Rock Island’s tax base. Both will continue to maintain the excellent city services we take for granted, such as the best police protection in the Quad-Cities, great roads and snow removal, incredible parks, and the true diversity of America.

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Vote Tollenaer or Thoms for Rock Island mayor.

David Heitz

Rock Island