Three-term councilman won't seek another term, financial advisor announces candidacy

By Audrey Williams

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- After almost 12 years, Peoria City 1st District Councilman Clyde Gulley says he won't be seeking another term.

He believes now is the time to transition into serving the community in other ways.

Gulley said he is proud of his accomplishments on the council and will continue to work hard as he finishes out his final term.

"I think there is some things that still need to be done that didn't get accomplished, but at the same time we worked hard to get a lot of things done. We'll try to share that information and insight of what we've learned over those years with whomever that next person may be," said Gulley.

Gulley adds several people have expressed interest in the position.

Wednesday, Denise Moore announced she would be running for the seat.

Moore is a financial advisor for WestPoint Financial and currently serves on the Tri County Planning--SMART Goal Setting Committee.

She is hoping to use her business expertise to promote growth and change in the first District.

"The economic development being increased, more jobs in the area, restoring pride in the first district, all of that is going to part of reducing the crime rate in the first district," said Moore.

The Consolidated Primary is in February, with the Consolidated General Election in April of next year.

Denise Moore is the wife of News 25 anchor Garry Moore.

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