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Collinsville mayor candidate: John Miller

Name: John V. Miller

City of residence: Collinsville

Age: 67

Family status: married, two daughters, seven grandchildren

Education: Not provided

Occupation: U.S. Air Force and Vietnam Veteran, retired Collinsville Firefighter

Political party: Not provided

Office sought: Collinsville mayor

Campaign Facebook: Not provided

Campaign e-mail: Not provided

Previously held offices: 10 years City Council experience with seven and a half years as mayor

What qualifies you for this position?

“Serve on STARRS (St. Louis Area Regional Response System) Board of Directors, Past President, Director Emeritus; East West Gateway Council of Governments, Board of Directors; Southwestern Illinois Council of Mayors, President.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“•  Continue to keep the city moving in a positive direction, by completing the on- going projects that are currently underway. (Collins House Park, Streetscape program, Water Plant replacement, infrastructure improvements, beneficial economic development).

•  Maintain the current level of staffing in our public safety departments (both fire and police

•  Continue a working relationship between City and Unit 10

•  Work toward citizen satisfaction concerning the municipal government.

•  Continue to work on Regional issues with State and Federal legislators.”