ContextThe District 4 Council Member represents the northwest portion of Peoria, which includes Northwoods Mall, Glen Hollow Shopping Center, ICC’s North Campus, and Richwoods High School. (View this map for exact district boundaries). The incumbent Council Member, Jim Montelongo, was running for re-election and was challenged by Mike Eddlemon.

Roles and Responsibilities of District Council MembersAll City Council Members meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM. City Council seats are part-time positions and are compensated with a salary between $14,000-16,500, based on tenure (Source: City of Peoria 2015 Payroll)

Candidates (2)


Jim Montelongo (Winner)
 
 
Age  49
Current Employment President/CEO, Advanced CADCAM Service
City of Peoria Council Member
Education Bachelor, Bradley University (Engineering)
Residence
Endorsements
Why do you want to be a Council Member? No response received from the candidate.
What are your top priorities, if elected? No response received from the candidate.
How will you use your power as a Council Member to advance these priorities? No response received from the candidate.
What sets you apart from other candidates in the race? No response received from the candidate.
Campaign Website:
Campaign Contributions: 
Friends of Montelongo

Related Media:
Endorsement: Peoria City Council, 4th District (Peoria Journal Star, 3/28/17)
Candidates seeking smooth path to 4th District City Council seat (Peoria Journal Star, 3/20/17)
An incumbent, an ex-cop and a newcomer vie for Peoria council’s 4th District seat (Peoria Journal Star, 2/20/17)
No mayoral run for Peoria City Councilman Jim Montelongo (Peoria Journal Star, 11/1/16)



Mike Eddlemon
 
Age  46
Current Employment Global Account Director, Pinkerton
Education Illinois Central College
Sangamon State University
University of Illinois Springfield
Residence
Endorsements
Why do you want to be a Council Member? No response received from the candidate. 
What are your top priorities, if elected? No response received from the candidate.
How will you use your power as a Council Member to advance these priorities? No response received from the candidate.
What sets you apart from other candidates in the race? No response received from the candidate.
Campaign Website:
Campaign Contributions: 
N/A 

Related Media:
Endorsement error? 4th District candidate’s flier lists backers he doesn’t have (Peoria Journal Star, 3/24/17)
Candidates seeking smooth path to 4th District City Council seat (Peoria Journal Star, 3/20/17)
An incumbent, an ex-cop and a newcomer vie for Peoria council’s 4th District seat (Peoria Journal Star, 2/20/17)
Eddlemon To Run For Peoria City Council (1470 WMBD)



Benjamin Thornton was eliminated through the Primary Election and was not on the General Election Ballot on April 4, 2017.

Benjamin Thornton
 
Age  33
Current Employment  Sales and Marketing
Education
Residence
Endorsements Change Peoria
Why do you want to be a Council Member? No response received from the candidate. 
What are your top priorities, if elected? No response received from the candidate.
How will you use your power as a Council Member to advance these priorities? No response received from the candidate.
What sets you apart from other candidates in the race? No response received from the candidate.
Campaign Website:
Campaign Contributions:
 N/A

Related Media:
An incumbent, an ex-cop and a newcomer vie for Peoria council’s 4th District seat (Peoria Journal Star, 2/20/17)