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|Galesburg's Election Office Gets New Name
|Two Galesburg residents that officials say have been responsible for the success of every Galesburg election in the past several decades now have the city's election office named after them.
The Galesburg Election Commission Thursday formally named the election office in City Hall after Chuck Gibbs, and the late Jack Larson, both of whom commission Chair Bill Butts says served or have served on the commission for 30 years.
Butts is the new chair of the commission, and says both Larson and Gibbs have been invaluable.
"The fact that we believe we are on the cutting edge of technology is directly attributable to your efforts. All that you've done through the years. It goes without saying that I certainly am glad that Chuck is hanging around to help us with this first election because it isn't going to be easy without him I'll tell you that right now."
Butts admits he isn't even going to try to fill the shoes of others who have chaired the Commission, but is grateful for Gibbs still willing to provide his advice.
Larson, the long time local broadcaster and philanthropist, died earlier this year after a bout with cancer.
(John Larson, one of the late Jack Larson's sons, receives Jack's Galesburg Election Commission pin from Bill Butts, Election Commission Chair, during a ceremony Thursday re-naming the Commission office after Jack Larson and Chuck Gibbs.)
(Chuck Gibbs and family pose for a photo in front of the plaque bearing the names of Gibbs and the late Jack Larson Thursday at the Election Commission office in City Hall. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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