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Bureau County Republican: Marini throws hat into SV mayor’s race


SPRING VALLEY — A long-time Spring Valley resident has officially announced his candidacy for the mayor’s seat in Spring Valley.

On Thursday, Third Ward Alderman Walt Marini announced his intentions to a gathering of family and friends.

“Today, I’m announcing my candidacy for the position of Mayor of Spring Valley,” Marini said. “I’m running because the citizens of Spring Valley want a public servant and mayor who will serve them while bringing a new level of professionalism and integrity to our city government.”

Marini also announced his new website at www.waltmarini.com, where voters can find out more about his background, the issues that matter most and how to get involved in his campaign.

Marini is a 40-year resident of the city and has served on the city council for 12 years, including five years as finance chairman.

Marini said he wanted to bring a new level of professionalism and honest communications to City Hall. He also would like to establish a conservative fiscal policy, ensure open, honest communications with residents, and open up local government with new transparency initiatives.

Marini said some people are comfortable speaking up, but he would like to enhance that.

“One of the things I’ve heard most often from my neighbors is that they want a responsive local government,” he said. “As mayor, I intend to make sure that we create and maintain honest, open lines of communication where residents can have their voice heard.”

Spring Valley City Clerk Becky Hansen said Marini, along with current mayor Cliff Banks, former mayor Jim Narczewski, and current alderman Jack Narczewski, had picked up petition packets for the seat.

Marini said he decided to get into the race when Jim Narczewski told him he wouldn’t be running again.

“Jim was going to run, and I would not have run against him,” Marini said. “But I didn’t want Cliff to run unopposed for the seat.”

Marini and Banks have had vocal differences of opinions at city council meetings, and Marini said he resigned from the finance committee because, “the mayor and I couldn’t get along.”

Marini said the costs and time involved with the city’s wastewater treatment facility as the greatest challenge facing the council in the near future. Recent options included building a new plant for $9.6 million or upgrading the existing plant at a cost of about $7 million.

Marini said he and his wife Mary Jane have dedicated many years to helping make Spring Valley great.

“It would be an honor to serve the residents as mayor,” he said. “I think I’d be good for the city.”

LaSalle News Tribune: Walt Marini running for mayor in Spring Valley

The LaSalle News Tribune covered Walt Marini's announcement that he's running for Mayor of Spring Valley. From the story:
In the announcement he made before a gathering of family and friends, he indicated he thinks the time is right to bring a new direction to the top job inSpring Valley. 
“Today, I’m announcing my candidacy for the position of mayor of Spring Valley,” Marini said in his official announcement of candidacy. “I’m running because the citizens of Spring Valley want a public servant and mayor who will serve them while bringing a new level of professionalism and integrity to our city government.” 
This morning, Marini emphasized that he always has behaved in a professional manner and always has had a high level of integrity, and passed that value on to his children.
He also announced that he has a website, www.waltmarini.com. 
“One of the things I’ve heard most often from my neighbors is that they want a responsive local government,” Marini said. “As mayor, I intend to make sure that we create and maintain honest, open lines of communication where residents can have their voice heard.” 
He has lived in the 3rd Ward for 37 years. 
“I’m running for mayor not to make a name for myself, but to make a name for Spring Valley,” Marini continued in his announcement. “Mary Jane and I have dedicated many years to helping make our community great and it would be an honor to serve the residents as mayor.”
Marini closed by saying: “Together, we can make Spring Valley even better.”

Walter Marini Announces Candidacy for Spring Valley Mayor

40 year resident, 12 year Alderman running to serve the community while bringing new level of professionalism and honest communications to the city’s top job
- Launches www.waltmarini.com

Spring Valley, Illinois...Citing a desire to bring a new level of professionalism and honest communications to City Hall, 12 year Alderman Walt Marini at a gathering of his family and friends announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Spring Valley. A 40 year resident and active participant in the community, Marini thinks the time is right to bring a new direction to the top job in Spring Valley.

“Today, I’m announcing my candidacy for the position of Mayor of Spring Valley,” stated Marini. “I’m running because the citizens of Spring Valley want a public servant and Mayor who will serve them while bringing a new level of professionalism and integrity to our city government.”

To mark the start of his campaign, Walt Marini launched his new site: www.waltmarini.com where voters can find out more about his background, the issues that matter most and how to get involved in his campaign.

“One of the things I’ve heard most often from my neighbors is that they want a responsive local government,” continued Marini. “As Mayor, I intend to make sure that we create and maintain honest, open lines of communication where residents can have their voice heard.”

Having lived in the 3rd Ward for 37 years, he knows well the issues and challenges that Spring Valley faces. Being a part of the Spring Valley community has been a life-long commitment and both Walt and Mary Jane are proud to call Spring Valley their home.

“I’m running for Mayor not to make a name for myself, but to make a name for Spring Valley,” continued Marini. “Mary Jane and I have dedicated many years to helping make our community great and it would be an honor to serve the residents as Mayor.”

Marini closed by saying: “Together, we can make Spring Valley even better!”

Walt Marini has lived in Spring Valley for over 40 years. Married to Mary Jane (Salmon) Marini for 40 years with 2 adult children (Marc and Lisa) and three beautiful grandchildren. Mary Jane is a retired Spring Valley Elementary school teacher and presently serves on the Bureau County Board.

Marini, a LaSalle-Peru High and L-P-O Junior College graduate and is retired from Illinois Power after working at the Hennepin Power Station for 33 years. He’s an active parishioner at St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army for three years earning an Honorable Discharge. 

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