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April 19, 2019

3/15/2019 10:15:00 AM
Many candidates are unopposed April 2

Editor's note: Over the next two weeks, the Daily News will profile candidates on the April 2 consolidated election ballot, based on their responses to questionnaires provided by the newspaper.

While Crawford County residents will have to decide which candidate deserves their votes in several races in the April 2 consolidated election, there are also many where candidates are unopposed.

Candidates for Illinois Eastern Community Colleges are unopposed (see separate story), as are candidates for Hutsonville and Stoy village boards, Robinson and Palestine library boards and LaMotte and Hutsonville park boards.

Candidates for Hutsonville Village Board include Guy Rumler, John Brooks and Bruce Callaway. The three incumbents are members of the Progressive Party and seek new four-year terms.

Janice Zellers, another Progressive Party incumbent, is seeking a two-year term.

Candidates for Stoy Village Board are Bruce Meadows, Randy Wartsbaugh and Pamela Richardson. All are running as independents for four-year terms.

In the Palestine Library Distirct, four candidates are unopposed for four-year terms on the board. They are Walter Fritchie, Sherry Repp, Donald Biernbaum and James Kincaid.

For Robinson Library Board, Rhonda J. Moade and Deborah L. Scott are unopposed for six-ear terms.

In the LaMotte Township Park District, Terry Michael is running for a six-year term on the board. Meanwhile, Brad L. White is running for an unexpired four-year term.

Laddie Storckman is running for the remaining four years of an unexpired six-year term on Hutsonville Park Board.

Local voters will also help seat members of the regional board of education that oversees Crawford, Lawrence, Jasper, Richland and Clay counties.

Three seats are up for election, but only two candidates - Ivan E. Allen and Julia Laroche-New, both of Lawrence County - are on the ballot.

Some Crawford County residents may be able to cast ballots for the regional school board that oversees Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties.

There is actually race there. Four candidates seek three six-year terms. They are Mary Elizabeth White, and Elizabeth C. Hubbert of Moultrie County, Max L. Jones of Cumberland County and Mark Wascher of Shelby County.

Also, Alan Zuber of Edgar County is running unopposed for a unexpired two-year term.

Some local ballots may even include candidates for Casey-Westfield Unit C-4, Red Hill Unit 10 and Lawrenceville Unit 20 school district boards.

Four candidates seek three four-year terms on the C-W board. They are Tracy M. Gelb, Wendy Navel, Jeremy Perie and Terri Cox.

There are three openings on the Red Hill board, but only two candidates. They are James "Chad" Hill and Trenton L. Masterson.

Kyle Gray is the only candidate listed locally for the Lawrence school board.

The Lake Land Community College Board may also appear on some county ballots.

There, Dave Storm, Kevin L. Curtis and Meg Yargus Steward are running for two six-year terms. Denise Walk is seeking an unexpired four-year term.

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