Rockford mayor

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Democrat Tom McNamara took home the Rockford mayoral race with 68 percent of the vote.

Independent Rudy Valdez was runner-up with 16 percent. Republican Brian Leggero claimed 14 percent of votes, and Independent Ronnie Manns had two percent. 

McNamara will replace Larry Morrissey , a three-term mayor who decided last fall to not run for re-election.

McNamara serves as alderman in the Third Ward and worked as an insurance agent. 

photos courtesy of the campaigns

Rockford voters will choose a new mayor April 4. Mayor Larry Morrissey decided last year he wouldn’t run for re-election, after 12 years in office.

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  Mayoral contests were particularly contentious in four northern Illinois cities this election day.

Public Safety Key Issue In Rockford Mayoral Race

Mar 29, 2013
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.

Morrissey To Seek Another Term

Sep 18, 2012
WNIJ Photo

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.

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