Crim, Holtschlag to seek re-election to city posts

Posted: Nov. 20, 2012 10:21 pm Updated: Dec. 11, 2012 11:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Quincy City Treasurer Peggy Crim and 7th Ward Alderman Jack Holtschlag filed petitions Tuesday for the February municipal primary election.

Crim, first elected in 2001, will be seeking her fourth term as treasurer. Holtschlag was appointed to his seat in 2006 after the resignation of Ken Sparrow and was elected to a four-year term in 2009. Both are Democrats.

The only incumbents who have not yet filed are Republican 5th Ward Alderman Mike Rein and 4th Ward Alderman Tony Sassen.

On Monday, Democratic incumbent John Spring and Republican challenger Kyle Moore filed petitions to run for mayor. Also filing were City Clerk Jenny Hayden and 2nd Ward Alderman Dave Bauer, both Democrats, and Republican 6th Ward Alderman Dan Brink.

Democratic incumbent Virgil Goehl and Republican challenger Ronnie McKenzie filed for the 1st Ward council seat, and Republican Jared Holbrook filed to replace Moore on the council from the 3rd Ward.

Quincy Township Deputy Supervisor Cindy Brink will run as a Republican to replace current Township Supervisor Steve Schrage, a Democrat who is not seeking a seventh term.

Township Assessor Roy Points, a Democrat, also is seeking re-election.

Candidates have until Monday to file for the February primary. The general election is in April. The clerk's office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Independent candidates can file Dec. 17-24.