Name: Eldon C. “Twirp” Williams
City of Residence: Godfrey
Family status: Married
Education: Alton High School
Political party: Not provided
Office sought: Village Trustee
Previously held offices: Township Assessor and Village Trustee
What qualifies you for this position?
“I have served as Godfrey Township Assessor for 40 years and Village of Godfrey Trustee for 12 years, experience does count. I have always been interested in helping people. As an elected official with the Village of Godfrey I have had the opportunity to provide services while helping keep the village taxes low for residents. My age might be considered too old for the position. But, I believe that I can continue to service the residents as I have a vested interest in continuing growth and services (sewers and road improvements) to our community.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“The top issues for the Village of Godfrey would be proper growth and keeping taxes down while continuing improvements (sewer and road). The Village Board has continued to keep taxes at a lower rate while maintaining proper growth with sewers and road improvements. I believe without infrastructure the village will not be able to ‘See It’s Future.’ I also believe the village needs to maintain proper growth and continue to regulate building codes for proper growth and continue to regulate building codes for proper construction while not increase cost. Godfrey residents are proud of their community and as an elected official it is my job to maintain the quality of life.”