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Candidate Profile: Dale Wiegel

City of Darlington

In the City of Darlington, Dale Wiegel and incumbent David Gough are running for First Aldermanic District, Wards 1 and 2. Incumbent Donald Osterday is the only candidate in the Second Aldermanic District, Wards 3 and 4. There are no candidates in the Third Aldermanic District, Wards 5 and 6.

Position sought: Darlington City Council - District 1 Wards 1 & 2

City/town of residence: Darlington

Family: I am the 10th child of John and Rose Wiegel and I'm single with three adult daughters and seven grandkids.

Occupation: Retired from John Deere Dubuque works

Previous elected positions held: None

What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it?

Safety. When I go to a Redbirds game and see kids walking on Hill St. with traffic going both ways I think something should be done. I also want to see that the work on Galena St. gets done efficiently and correctly.

What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?

The city needs to work better with the county board. Coordination between the city and the county will be good for everyone and I believe I would be able to work well with the county board to help resolve these issues.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

Because I have new ideas. The other candidate has been on the board for 20 years and think it is time for different ideas.