Rockford mayor

Elections 2013
7:01 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Mayors Chamberlain, Morrissey, Rey, Gitz: Plus Links To More Election Results

Belvidere's Mayor-elect Mike Chamberlain
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  Mayoral contests were particularly contentious in four northern Illinois cities this election day.

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Elections
6:32 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Public Safety Key Issue In Rockford Mayoral Race

Credit Rockford Convention and Visitors Bureau

Illinois’ municipal elections are less than two weeks away. In Rockford, three candidates are running for mayor, including the incumbent Larry Morrissey. One of the key issues on the campaign trail has been public safety.

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Politics
8:20 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Morrissey To Seek Another Term

Mayor Larry Morrissey
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Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey will run for reelection next spring. A formal announcement is expected later this month.


The mayor's campaign posted on its website that a campaign kickoff event will be held September 27th in downtown Rockford. The statement says petition packets will be handed out to supporters.


Morrissey, who's an Independent, was first elected mayor in 2005 when he defeated incumbent Doug Scott.

Politics
9:35 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Hughes to run for Rockford mayor

Jim Hughes, Winnebago County Director of Development Services, has announced that he plans to run mayor of Rockford.

A former Rockford alderman and Winnebago County Board member, the self-described “Zeke Giorgi Democrat” filed as a candidate for State Senate in the 34th District last fall but withdrew when his petitions were challenged. He also has been a Rockford mayoral candidate before.

Hughes plans to announce his candidacy officially at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.