In the next few days leading up to the elections, we'll bring you a face off of each of the Rockford School board candidates. First, a look at sub-district G.
David Kelley is the incumbent in that Southside district. He's got Mayor Larry Morrissey's endorsement for the spot, among others.
His challenger is Bill Neblock. Neblock was on the board back in 1995. During his term, he grabbed another board member by the neck during a heated discussion, forcing him to resign temporarily. Now both men say they've got the right plans to move the district forward.
"We definitely need to address our facilities problem. We've got 55 buildings the average age of 53. A lot of work needs to be done. We need to look to the future," says David Kelley.
"Listen to what the people in the community have to say, not take what they have to say, ignore it and do what you want to do anyway. This is not about anything but that, as much as you try to turn it into anything else, it's about just plain about listening to the people you represent," says Bill Neblock.
There are four open slots on the board. Remember those elections are Tuesday April 17th.