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|Voters Stick with Current Treasurer
|1,100 votes separated Galesburg City Treasurer Marv Dahlberg from his opponent, Third Ward Alderman Russell Fleming.
Dahlberg had 62 % of the vote compared to Fleming's 37 %.
Dahlberg tells WGIL he thinks it's his constant presence in the community that helped him get reelected.
"The fact the I'v been a resident of Galesburg 33 years and have been active in the community. Been President of of our rotary club, been the Chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce, been three times co-chairman of the United Way Drive and there's a lot of people that I know in this community."
Dahlberg says he took his campaign very seriously and went to more than 600 homes asking for support for his reelection.
Third Ward Alderman Russell Fleming was looking to hanging up his hat as Alderman in the hopes of taking on the role of Galesuburg City Treasurer.
Fleming tells WGIL he was a little surprised about the results but is looking forward to continuing his duty as Alderman.
"Well I'm really surprised I got more votes than the hard working Mayor that we had, surprised me. I know me and Marv both had ran a good campaign, but I do look forward to continuing serving the people in the third ward, I want to thank the people who voted for me and supported me and I look forward to working with a new Mayor."
Dahlberg says during his campaign he heard from people that funding the pensions was a concern of theirs.
Fleming says he agrees pensions are important but he's not heard from people they have a worry about the City and the future of pensions.
|04 10 13 by Newsroom
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