By Frank Schier
Editor & Publisher
In the race for Rockford Alderman Ward 6, voters may choose between incumbent Marcus Hill Sr., and challenger Pamela R. Connell. Choose Hill Sr.
Born in Rockford and a graduate of Jefferson High School, Connell has earned a Doctorate in Management, lived in New Zealand and works in Warrenville. She is the Operations Chairperson for Rockford AirFest and serves as the Vice President of the FBI Chicago/Rockford Citizens Academy Alumni Association. In these days of ever-increasing federal powers and abuse of privacy, that makes me nervous, and people of the Ward 6 might feel that way, too. Local is good.
Hill Sr., has degrees in Psychology and Physical Education from Rockford University and is a social worker for the Illinois Dept. of Human Services. He’s been involved with the Safer Foundation for those with criminal records. He enjoys coaching basketball in various high schools, a middle school and other community basketball groups.
Hill Sr., was appointed Alderman of the Ward 6 to fill the vacancy created by Vernon Hilton’s resignation and has served the ward for more than a year.
Hill Sr., works in Rockford and has the experience of serving the ward and learning city issues from the inside. Connell does not work in Rockford, and she does not have the experience close to the people of Ward 6 that Hill Sr., can rightly claim.
While both candidates are very educated and are rightly concerned with the roads and businesses in Ward 6, Hill Sr., stands as a better more experienced representative of those residents. If I lived in Ward 6, I’d choose Hill Sr., and recommend him to the voters there.
Furthermore, he’s a much more friendly as a Democrat to the people at large than the Republicans seem today.
Vote for Hill Sr..