Candidates Views – General Elections April 6 – Rockford 1st Ward

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On January 9, 2021 The League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford sent a questionnaire to reachable candidates in the Municipal Elections being held April 6, 2021. Early voting started March 12, and mail-in ballots available when a request is sent to: Rockford Board of Elections at voterockford.com, Boone County Clerk’s office and the Winnebago County Clerk’s office.

The results below are for the Rockford and Belvidere city races only. Candidates not submitting questionnaire information will have their names present, all candidates are in ballot order.


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Rockford 1st Ward General Election - 2021

NameTimothy Durkee ✔︎Unopposed
Street AddressNo response
CityNo response
Preferred public campaign contact methodNo response
Highest Education AchievedNo response
Field of Experience, either paid or volunteerNo response
Candidate PartyRepublican
Elective OfficeNo response
Constituent AreaNo response
Candidate StatusNo response
Why do you want to be on the City Council? What prompted you to run for office?No response
How much time, in hours, do you think you will have to spend each week in committee meetings?No response
How much time, in hours, will you have available each week to address constituents concerns, discuss issues, and personally meet with some constituents?No response
Do you have any plans, or ambition, to seek other elected positions in government after serving on the City Council?No response
Do you plan to hold regular public constituent meetings?No response
What are the special challenges of your constituent area and how do you plan to address those needs?No response
What specific talents from your previous experiences make you a good candidate for your office?No response
For Rockford aldermanic candidates: On which committees do you wish to be a member? No response
What specific skills do you bring to the committees?No response
What is your experience in group negotiations for stated goals? (In partisan situations certain guidelines may need consensus.)No response
If you feel strongly about a particular issue and your constituents feel the opposite, how would you vote when the issues comes up on the Council?No response
In decisions where your constituent area will gain at the expense of the community as a whole, where does your allegiance to your constituent area end and your concern about community-wide issues begin?No response
What is the core reason(s) for crime in your constituent area and the community as a whole.No response
What ideas do you have to reduce crime in your constituent area and the community as a whole? Please include funding ideas.No response
Do you support retraining police to reduce confrontational police tactics?No response
What method would you support to pay for additional social resources to keep the peace?No response
What do you think the community can do about the increase in gun violence that has not already been done?No response
What ideas do you have for more commerce that brings jobs to the community for middle-class wages and benefits?No response
What do you think needs done to address the issues of social-economic and race inequity this community?No response
Please state any other areas, important to you, that you want the public to know.No response