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Mercer County Republicans wish to thank everyone

The Mercer County Republicans wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming support which we received in this last election.

Congratulations to our first Republican coroner in over 40 years — Greg Larson. Also congratulations are in order for our new Mercer County Board members, Josh Frieden (New Boston), Dena Hawn (Keithsburg), Carlos Sarabasa (Aledo), Dan Hare (Viola) and Ronald Fullerlove (Sherrard).

I want to give kudos to both parties for not running any negative ads. There was a great amount of slander all around us. It was refreshing to not see any of that in Mercer County.

Our mission of restoring the county to fiscal responsibility, searching for economic opportunities and making this a better place for our children has not changed. These hard working, honest and professional candidates that you have just elected look forward to this challenge. We will endeavor to recruit more individuals like this in the future.

Once again, thanks for your trust and support.

Jay Doherty
Mercer County Republican Chairman

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Times and Places for the December 6, 2016 Mercer County Republican Township Caucuses

Abington
6PM at the Seaton Community Center

Duncan
6:30PM at the Duncan Township Building

Eliza
7PM at the Eliza Community Center

Greene
7PM at the Viola Community Center

Keithsburg
6:30PM at the Keithsburg City Hall

Mercer
6PM at the Mercer Township Building

Millersburg
6PM at the Millersburg Township Building

New Boston
6:30PM at the New Boston Township Building

North Henderson
6PM at Floral Hall on Main Street

Ohio Grove
6PM at Sunbeam Church

Perryton
7PM at the Perryton Township Building

Preemption
6PM at the Preemption Township Building

Richland Grove
7PM at the Richland Grove Township Building

Rivoli
7PM at the Rivoli Township Building

Suez
6:30PM at the Suez Township Building

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Carlos Sarabasa for Mercer County Board District 5

Carlos Sarabasa lives in Aledo and has been married to Linda for 22 years. Their daughter Sophie is a senior at Mercer County High School. Carlos has worked in telecommunications/electrical engineering for the past 30 years and currently is an electrician at Tri City Electric.

In his spare time, he enjoys antiquing with his wife, exercising at the Aledo YMCA, skiing, fishing, hunting, and tinkering on his muscle car, a 1972 Chevrolet Nova SS.

He is a member of the IBEW, the National Fire Protection Association, Knuckle Busters Car Club, Good Guys Car Club, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, the NRA, and is on the board of directors for the Quad Cities Animal Welfare Center.

By serving on the Mercer County Board, Carlos Sarabasa hopes to contribute his part in moving the county in a positive direction of fiscal responsibility, transparency, accountability, and increased economic development.

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Ronald Fullerlove for Mercer County Board District 3

Ronald Fullerlove is a long-time resident of Sherrard and has been married to Georgette for 42 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Ron worked in the finance industry for over 30 years and is past Chairman and current member of the Board of Governors, Children’s Dyslexic Learning Center for Children, Moline.

Over the past several years, Ron has served Mercer County residents in numerous capacities — county board, board of review, and treasurer. If you elect him to the Mercer County Board, he hopes to contribute his part in continuing to move the county in a positive direction of fiscal responsibility, transparency, accountability, and increased economic development.

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Danny Hare for Mercer County Board District 2

Danny Hare was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois. He graduated from Galesburg High School and from the University of Illinois with a degree in civil engineering. On February 9, 1957, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was married at the beginning of his sophomore year in college, and he and his wife worked their way through college with both of them obtaining a degree. His first job out of college was with the Knox County Highway Department. Later, his career included working with a consulting engineering firm, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the California Department of Water Resources. His longest employment was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island where he retired as chief of the maintenance branch. He supervised a unit with 5 engineers and 50 construction workers whose mission was to maintain the Mississippi waterway with its locks and dams. He managed a budget of $7 million each year.

His family has lived at his present address in Viola since 1968. His three children, Cynthia, Kenneth and Charles, attended Winola High School. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 18, 2003. The Lord took his wife in March, 2004.

Danny hopes, on the Mercer County Board, to represent his friends and neighbors and the good people in the Viola community whom he knows and loves.

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Dena Hawn for Mercer County Board District 1

Dena Hawn is a life-long resident of Keithsburg, having grown up in the home of his parents, Don (deceased) and Iris Hawn, and graduated from Westmer High School in 1980. Dena has farmed his whole life. He married Becky in 1988, and together they have three children: Lynnae (who recently graduated from DePaul) and twins Anna and Damon. Dena likes spending time with his family and is an active member of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Aledo. He is a member of the NRA, and he enjoys riding motorcycle.

Dena Hawn wants to contribute his part in moving Mercer County in the positive direction of fiscal responsibility, transparency, accountability, and increased economic development.

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Josh Frieden for Mercer County Board District 4

Josh Frieden has lived in the New Boston-Eliza area all his life, graduating from Westmer High School in 1998. He and his wife Kelly have three daughters, Aubrey, Anna, and Ayla. Josh manages Keith Frieden Excavating with his parents Bill and Traci Frieden and also owns a small commercial cattle herd. In January of this year Josh became the pastor of Faith Chapel Church.

By serving on the Mercer County Board, Josh hopes to contribute his part in moving the county in a positive direction of fiscal responsibility, transparency, accountability, and increased economic development.

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Mercer County Republicans at the fair

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Jay Doherty (Mercer County Republican Chair) and Josh Frieden (Mercer County Board candidate)

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Dan Hare (Mercer County Board candidate) and Mark Bieri (Mercer County Board member)

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Dena Hawn (Mercer County Board candidate) and Brooke Ryner of Alexis

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Watermelon Feast on Republican Day

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Drawing the raffle winners

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Republican Day at the Mercer County Fair

Come visit the Republican Booth at the Mercer County Fair — meet the candidates and buy a raffle ticket to help us raise money for our campaign war chest. Tickets are $20 each and only 200 tickets will be sold.

Here are the prizes:

First Place $1000
Second Place $650
Third Place $350

The raffle drawing will be held at 5PM on Friday, July 15, during the Mercer County Republicans Watermelon Feast at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. Winners need not be present to win.

We need your help to raise the funds we’ll need to get conservative candidates elected this year in Mercer County. In 2014, Mercer County Republicans swept the county board contested races, and we need your help to continue electing candidates who care about getting the county out of debt and keeping it accountable to the citizens.

To purchase a ticket, contact your precinct committeeman.

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Ronald Fullerlove Files as Candidate for Mercer County Board District 3

Friday, Ronald Fullerlove, Sherrard, filed papers to run for Mercer County Board District 3. District 3 includes Preemption 1 & 2, and Richland Grove 1 & 3 Precincts.

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Ronald Fullerlove

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Ronald and Georgette Fullerlove