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Candidates - Dubuque City Council


Age: 60.

Hometown: Davenport, Iowa. Has lived in Dubuque since 1984.

Family: Married with four adult children.

Occupation: Director of Northeast Iowa School of Music.

Education: Bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from St. Ambrose University and Northern Illinois University, respectively.

Political experience: First elected to Dubuque City Council in 2007.

Civic experience: Board member of Four Mounds Foundation, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study and Operation: New View Community Action Agency; past board member of Dubuque Main Street.

Online: www.facebook.com/ResnickForDubuque

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Age: 25.

Hometown: Dubuque.

Family: Single father to a 6-year-old son.

Occupation: Owns Errand Boys, an odd-jobs service provider, and Judy's Runway Cafe at the Dubuque Regional Airport.

Education: Is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Dubuque.

Political experience: None.

Civic experience: Serves on the City of Dubuque's Investment Oversight Commission.

Online: www.schiltzforcitycouncil.com; www.facebook.com/Schiltz4DBQ.

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Age: 62

Hometown: Dubuque

Family: Married with an adult son

Occupation: Retired senior community affairs manager at Black Hills Energy

Education: Bachelor's degree in business management and MBA from Clarke University

Political experience: None

Civic experience: Currently serves on the Dubuque Zoning Advisory Commission and Resilient Community Advisory Commission; serves on the board of Operation: New View Community Action Agency, Kiwanis Club of Dubuque and Almost Home Housing and Homeless Shelter; founder and current president of Dubuque Trees Forever; member of Women's Leadership Network; former member of Dubuque Chamber Business Advocacy Committee, Dubuque Business Leader Equity Cohort, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, NISOM and Dubuque Energy District Board

Online: Facebook Laura4DBQ; Twitter @Laura4DBQ; Instagram Laura4DBQ

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Age: 43

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas. Has lived in Dubuque since 2007.

Family: Married with with two young sons

Occupation: Senior program manager at Humach in Dubuque

Education: Attended University of Incarnate Word and Palo Alto College.

Political experience: First elected to Dubuque City Council in 2015

Civic experience: Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador since 2013; YP Days of Caring team leader; board member of Dubuque County Early Childhood, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study; member of Dubuque Main Street Puttzin' Around Downtown committee

Online: www.votedeltoro.com; Facebook: DBQCouncilmanDelToro

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Age: 35

Native of: Bellevue, Iowa. Moved to Dubuque in 2005.

Family: Husband, Chuck Harris

Occupation: Project management and estimating at Giese Roofing Co.

Education: Bachelor's degree in business management, University of Dubuque

Political experience: Unsuccessful campaign for Dubuque County Agriculture Extension Council in 2018. 

Civic involvement: Board member, North End Neighborhood Association; graduate, Dubuque Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy.

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Age: 29

Native of: Dubuque

Family: Mother, Brenda Atkinson, sisters Candace and Rebecca and brother William.

Occupation: Assembler at John Deere Dubuque Works

Education: Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Orlando

Political experience: None

Civic involvement: None

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Age: 41

Native of: Dubuque

Family: Married with two sons

Occupation: Associate professor of social work at Loras College

Education: Bachelor's degree in social work from University of Iowa; master's degree in social work from St. Louis University 

Political experience: Unsuccessful campaign in 2018 for Iowa House of Representatives District 100 

Civic experience: Member of Dubuque Housing Commission. Vice chairman of Dubuque County Food Policy Council. Board member at Fountain of Youth.

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Age: 52

Native of: Dubuque

Family: Married, with five children and four grandchildren

Occupation: Sales representative with Welu Printing Co. Also a Realtor.

Education: Bachelor's degree in English from University of Dubuque. Master's degree in athletic administration from Loras College.

Elected experience: Dubuque Community School Board member from 1999 to 2002

Civic experience: Vice chairman of Dubuque Human Rights Commission

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  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 — Last day for primary candidates to withdraw from the election.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 — Likely start date for early voting in primary election. Voting could begin sooner depending on the time it takes to print ballots.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Primary election.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Early voting begins. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the county’s Election Annex, 75 Locust St. and at the Dubuque County Courthouse, 720 Central Ave.
  • Monday, Nov. 4 — Last day to vote in person at the annex. Postmark deadline for mailed absentee ballots.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Election day. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters will be asked for ID.