Hankins and Meyer compete in 16th District County

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EDWARDSVILLE — Incumbent Democratic county board member Chris Hankins is being challenged by Republican Robert T. Meyer in the November election.

Hankins is a cabler for IBEW Local 309 and the local’s business manager.

He graduated in 1990 from Granite City High School and earned an associate degree from Rankin Technical College in 1992, majoring in electrical/industrial electronics.

He served on the Pontoon Beach Village Board of Directors from 2011 until 2018, when he joined the Madison County Board of Directors.

“My greatest strength is my ability to work with others to solve problems, and my union experience has helped me in that regard,” he said. “I have always sought ways to serve my community and my many years as a Trustee of the Village of Pontoon Beach, and more importantly, the past four years representing District 16 are a testament to my commitment.”

He said supporting first responders with the necessary equipment and personnel is a top priority.

“While we’re at the county, we’ve instituted a flat levy, which, simply put, means we’re keeping taxes as low as possible while still allowing us to retain the services we need,” he said. declared.

He also said working with the council to address flooding issues and pursuing other major infrastructure projects important to his district are also significant accomplishments.

Meyer did not provide information to the Telegraph.

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