A former Peoria Rivermen player and general manager has decided to face-off into politics.
Denis Cyr has announced he is running for the 5th District Peoria City Council seat.
Cyr moved to Peoria in 1980 early in his hockey career. Cyr was a member of the original Rivermen Turner Cup championship team in 1985. His pro career also included seven seasons in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues.
Cyr entered the private sector after his retirement from hockey but later returned to the sport as general manager of the Rivermen under the late Rivermen owner Bruce Saurs.
The Rivermen won a second Turner Cup title during his tenure as general manager and earned an Executive of the Year Award for the then International Hockey League.
Cyr later chose to remain in Peoria and began a career in financial services. He created Cyr Financial Group in 2008.
Cyr, in a news release announcing his candidacy, stated, “I will oversee taxpayer dollars the same way I do those of my clients – conservatively and investing as if the money were my own.”
“I’m for limited government that operates as efficiently as possible to give taxpayers their dollars’ worth,” Cyr said.
Cyr’s platform includes: fiscally responsible government, no new taxes, reduced property taxes, safe neighborhoods, good schools, new development to widen the tax base and infrastructure improvement.
“Already while passing petitions, I consistently hear from 5th District residents desire to focus on the basics of balanced budgets, holding the line on taxes, improving our streets and ensuring safe neighborhoods,” Cyr said.
“I will work hard every day to address these issue and also be transparent, responsive and accountable in my communications and dealings with 5th District residents.”
(Photo: Cyr/Woertz Financial Group)