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East Alton Mayor Joe Silkwood is running for a new office. Silkwood announced today that he will be running for Madison County Auditor, after current Auditor Rick Faccin announced he would not be seeking re-election. Silkwood currently serves as Mayor of East Alton. Before his position as Mayor, Silkwood served as the East Alton Village Treasurer for 16 years.
Silkwood is a life-long resident of East Alton where he raised his three children. Silkwood has a Master’s Degree from SIUE in Public Administration and Policy Analysis. Silkwood says his experience as treasurer and mayor will allow him to bring an independent and objective view of the County's finances. Through his tenure as Mayor and Treasurer of East Alton, Silkwood says he was able to work with local Veterans to help establish the East Alton American Legion Veteran’s Memorial Park and work on the redevelopment of the Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center. Silkwood will be a guest Thursday on Let's Talk at 10am.