Moline alderman to deploy to Kuwait for work in Army

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Moline alderman who will be deployed to Kuwait for six months with the U.S. Army says he’ll still be available to serve his constituents back home.

The Moline City Council voted Tuesday to let alderman Quentin Rodriguez participate in meetings via teleconference while he’s away. Rodriguez is a civilian employee in the distribution management center for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command on the Rock Island Arsenal, and his deployment to Kuwait begins Nov. 29.

Rodriguez plans to communicate with constituents through social media and email and by phone.

Rodriguez has had two other deployments. He was sent as a civilian to Afghanistan three years ago to serve in logistics planning, and he was in the Army from 2000 to 2005 and spent 13 months in Iraq.

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