Thurgood Brooks, founder of ‘The Resolution,’ announces Rock Island mayoral bid

Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 5:05 PM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - Thurgood Brooks announced on Saturday evening that he is running for Mayor of Rock Island. Brooks is the founder of The Resolution, a group made up of multi-racial community members working to address the relationship between law enforcement and residents in the Quad Cities.

In his announcement, Brooks emphasized the need to unify Rock Island and its developments. He’s discussed this in the past, specifically touching on Rock Island’s West end. Some of Brooks’ key points include building a “clean & green economy for good jobs and a healthier environment, with attractive and affordable housing, which will help Rock Island become a healthier and more stable community. Rock Island has the advantage of being a highly diverse community, and diversity generates creativity in all areas of life.”

“Rock Island has been faithful to me and who would I be if I didn’t take all that Rock Island has given to me and the skills that I have and invest those in the community in whatever capacity that I can," said Brooks.

Brooks is also looking to work with Rock Islanders of all backgrounds.

“Collaborate with all walks of Rock Island and all ages, and all races, and all creeds of people here in Rock Island, we can ensure that all of Rock Island is represented because for too long all of Rock Island has not been represented, so I believe that I can do my part to be a leader of Rock Island, to be sure that we’re speaking for and representing all of Rock Island," said Brooks.

The position of Mayor as well as Alderman Ward 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be voted on during April 6, 2021′s Municipal Election Ballot. Mayor Mike Thoms is running for reelection.

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