Mayor Morrissey Files Election Paperwork

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford mayor Larry Morrissey will officially be on the ballot this spring.

Today the two-term independent stopped by the Rockford Board of Elections to turn in his paperwork. In order to run for mayor, his campaign had to collect at least 1,200 signatures from local voters.

Morrissey tells us his family, friends and volunteers worked hard to collect $2,000 in just two weeks and admits the campaign is in full-swing.

"After the campaign's over I look forward, God-willing, if the voter's elect me again, to doing the business of the city. But this is campaign mode right now, we'll be focused on making sure we can educate our community on the things we've accomplished in the past 8 years that I've been mayor, but really looking forward to all the great things we've got ahead," said Larry Morrissey.

Morrissey will be unopposed in the primary, but will face Democrat Jim Hughes and republican Michael Kleen in the General Election.

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