Spring to announce re-election bid Monday

Posted: Nov. 16, 2012 9:49 pm Updated: Nov. 30, 2012 10:15 pm

By MATT HOPFHerald-Whig Staff Writer

Quincy Mayor John Spring will officially announce his intention to seek his third term Monday.

He will make his announcement at the Abraham Lincoln Monument in Washington Park in downtown Quincy. Spring, 64, was first elected mayor in 2005 and was re-elected in 2009, He first took out petitions for the Democratic nomination Oct. 30.

Alderman Kyle Moore, R-3, is kicking off his campaign today at the Quincy Elks Club.

Petitions also have been taken out by John Wood Community College Trustee Reggie Coleman and Steve McQueen, a former leader of the Quincy Tea Party. Roger Davis also has picked up petitions to run as an independent.

Democrat and Republican candidates can file petitions from starting Monday through Nov. 26, while independents can file from Dec. 17-24. The clerk's office will be closed Nov. 22-23 but will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26.