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My dad was an Air Force veteran, my mom an immigrant. One of my earliest memories is holding an American flag and marching up and down my family’s driveway. My two siblings and I argued over who got to hold the flag. My dad instilled in us a passionate love for country and respect for leaders. I am ready to honor his memory, and honor your trust in my background, my skills and my qualifications.

Nora with husband and dog
Nora with husband Kent and their dog Mocha.


We need a forward-thinking leader and a strong collaborator. I have a proven record. We need transparency and better communication from city hall. I have experience with transparency and diplomacy. As a journalist, educator and volunteer, I have led teams, managed budgets, raised funds and created strategic plans.


I am not afraid of tough conversations, difficult relationships or partisan politics. There is a path toward a better quality of life and greater unity among everyone who lives or works here. This is a unique and trying time in our history, but that’s when we are at our best. I will work to move Quincy boldly forward while upholding its unique core values.

Shaping our community

Nora believes in Quincy and knows the importance of volunteerism to support the many organizations that make our community a better place. She has served as president, advisor or committee member for the following organizations:

  • Adams County Health Department Safe Kids Coalition
  • Arthritis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter Heartland Region
  • Arthritis Foundation, West Central Illinois Branch
  • Friends of the Performing Arts
  • Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
  • Golden Bridges
  • JWCC Parenting Fair
  • Leadership Illinois
  • League of Women Voters of Adams County
  • Mutt Strutt
  • Quincy Art Center
  • Quincy Community Theatre
  • Quincy Public Schools Policy Committee
  • Quincy Service League
  • Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association
  • Racial Study Circle Participant
  • Symphony of Trees Gala
  • West Central Child Care Connection
  • YMCA

Contact us

Friends of Nora Baldner
P.O. Box 5087 | Quincy, IL 62305

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