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Mike's Record

  • As Finance Chair of Adams County Board, saved over $800 thousand while maintaining all county services. 

  • Delivered five new elementary schools and expanded High School two years ahead of schedule and within the $89 million budget as part of the QPS Board.

  • Raised over $100 thousand in 90 days to support the Community Health Workers Assistance Program to keep children in school.

  • Grew sales from zero to $27 million in year one to $200 million in year three as Chief Financial Officer of a start-up company.

  • 34 years of diversified local government service to the surrounding area. 

Paul's Record

  • Voted to reduce police and fire funding by $700,000 in 2015. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • Four terms as alderman ignored the growing firefighter pension issue, which was $1.5 million in 2010 but has grown into a deficit of $101 million in unfunded liabilities for the police and fire pension. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • Withheld $746 thousand in unpaid taxes, including employee payroll taxes, from 2001 to 2011. (KHQA: Source)

  • Only alderman to vote “NO” against providing fire safety equipment to the fire department: 48 safety goggles and 20 helmets in 2011. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • Voted “NO” to provide $200 thousand to the downtown district for sidewalk & lighting improvements in 2005. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • Voted “NO” on repairs to wastewater treatment facilities in 2005. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)


Paul's Other Voting Records

to Consider...

Votes Affecting Jobs & Local Economy: 

  • Voted and made motions to reduce and cut funding for the Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF). An Organization responsible for recruiting employees and employers to the Quincy Area. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here), (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • Only alderman to vote against extending the Enterprise Zone to Mt. Sterling. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

Votes Affecting Public Safety:

  • August of 2004 - Voted against a new fire pumper truck, after previous truck had "severe structural problems" (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • September of 2011 - Voted against repairs to the fire training facility.(Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)


Votes Affecting Infrastructure: 

  • June 17, 2008 - Voted against long-range Quincy Regional Airport airport plan. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • August 26, 2003 - Voted against Grant Award for improvements to Washington Theater. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • October 11, 2011 - Voted sidewalk repairs related to June 27th windstorm. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)


Votes Affecting City Financials: 

  • December 26, 2009 - Declined to join other City Leaders in voluntary furlough program (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)

  • October 27, 2009 - Voted against early retirement incentive which would have save the city $3.27 million over 3 years. (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here) & (Whig.com: Source) (PDF View: Here)



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