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United Way 2020 Candidate Surveys

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3 — just weeks away. United Way recently asked legislative candidates in Iowa and Illinois to complete a candidate survey so that we could share their stances on issues related to our priorities: education, income, health and equity.  

While we do not participate in partisan or political activity, we are pleased to offer this information so that voters can assess each candidate’s alignment with issues important to United Way as they prepare to cast their ballots.

ILLINOIS QUAD CITIES CANDIDATES

We surveyed four candidates in contested legislative races in the Illinois Quad Cities:

  • 71st District: Incumbent Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) and Challenger Joan Padilla (D-Sterling)
  • 72nd District: Incumbent Rep. Mike Halpin (D-Rock Island) and Challenger Glen Evans (R-Rock Island)

ILLINOIS CANDIDATE RESPONSES

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. All answers are posted in their entirety as submitted by the candidate. 

IOWA QUAD CITIES CANDIDATES

We surveyed thirteen candidates in contested legislative races in the Iowa Quad Cities:

  • District 46: Incumbent Senator Mark Lofgren (R-Muscatine) and Challenger Chris Brase (D-Muscatine)
  • District 89: Incumbent Rep. Monica Kurth (D-Davenport) and Challengers Sean Hanley (R-Davenport) and Jon Vance (NP - Davenport)
  • District 92: Incumbent Representative Ross Paustian (R-Walcott) and Challenger Jennifer Kakert (D-Blue Grass)
  • District 93: Incumbent Representative Phyllis Thede (D-Bettendorf) and Challenger Mike Vondran (R-Davenport)
  • District 94: Incumbent Representative Gary Mohr (R-Bettendorf) and Challenger Marie Gleason (D-Pleasant Valley) 
  • District 97: Incumbent Representative Norlin Mommsen (R-DeWitt) and Challenger Ryan Zeskey (D-LeClaire)

iowa CANDIDATE RESPONSES

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. All answers are posted in their entirety as submitted by the candidate. 

Note: No survey responses were received from Senator Lofgren or Candidate Brase; Representative Paustian or Candidate Kakert; Candidates Hanley or Vance; or Representative Mommsen. 

remember: early voting is underway!

Early voting is underway in the Quad Cities. Learn about in-person voting in Rock Island and Scott counties.

Remember: Deadlines are fast approaching to receive your absentee ballot and have it postmarked to count for the election.

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