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August 31, 2013

Three make early bid for council

Papers due Sept. 19 for seats

CLINTON — Three people have officially made their bid for Clinton City Council with several others indicating they will run.  

As of Friday, At-large Councilwoman Jennifer Graf and At-large Councilman Charlie Mulholland had turned in papers to seek re-election as at-large council members. Newcomer Lynn McGraw will seek the Second Ward seat.

Five City Council seats are up this November with Graf, Mulholland, Ward 1 Councilwoman Maggie Klaes, Ward 2 Councilwoman Julie Allesee and Ward 3 Councilwoman Bev Hermann all up for re-election.

Because of redistricting, Allesee no longer lives in the Second Ward, but the First Ward. She and Klaes will both run to fill the Ward 1 seat, though they have yet to file papers.

Hermann has not said if she will run this year.

If re-elected, this will be Graf's second term on the Clinton City Council. Graf, 61, is a life-long Clinton resident and retired from a career in medical billing.

"I think there's many things still to do and consistency is critical," she said. "I think it's the right thing to do."

Mulholland, 69, also is seeking his second term as an at-large councilman. He has lived in Clinton his entire life and is a retired supervisor from PCS Nitrogen, formerly Hawkeye Chemical.

"I feel like we're all starting to gel together. We've worked on things together and we know each other's personalities," Mulholland said. "My big thing is how the city looks, the riverfront, the nuisances. I think we've accomplished some things and we have more to accomplish."

McGraw, 72, owns McGraw Accounting and Tax. She also has lived in Clinton all her life, but has never run for public office.

She is seeking the Second Ward office because it didn't appear anyone else was running.

"We have some duties to give back to the community and I want to give it a try," McGraw said.  

Potential candidates have until 5 p.m. Sept 19 to turn in their papers.

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