A former member of the Peoria Police Department is running for Peoria city council.
Former Assistant Police Chief Mike Eddlemon is announcing his candidacy for the 4th District seat. He retired from his position with the Peoria Police Department in January.
Eddlemon started working for the Peoria Police Department when he was 21 years old. He served as treasurer for the Police Benevolent Protective Association of Illinois and as president of the Peoria Police Benevolent Association.
Eddlemon currently works as the Global Account Director for Pinkerton in Peoria. The Peoria native says he has lived in the district most of his life, attending Richwoods High School.
“I’m running because I want to put my skills as a problem solver and innovator to work for the citizens of the 4th District and all of Peoria.”
In a statement released Monday, Eddlemon says his platform “includes a prioritization of basic city services.”
“We need to establish goals and provide leadership along with clear direction while holding people accountable,” he says.
The election is in April.