Monday Marks Deadline Day for Candidates

Monday Marks Deadline Day for Candidates

Monday (December 2, 2019) is deadline day for candidates to file petitions to run in the March 17, 2020 Illinois Primary Election.  As of early Monday afternoon  (December 2, 2019), no one had filed yet to run against Coroner Jane McFadden or Recorder of Deeds Dave Stone.  Both are running for re-election on the Republican ticket in Vermilion County.  Democrat Gwendolyn Meeks filed today (Monday) to challenge Melissa Quick, who is a Republican, running for Vermilion County Circuit Clerk.

Quick is the chief deputy in that office and is seeking the seat currently held by Denny Gardner, who decided not to run again.

There are two candidates running for Vermilion County States Attorney – incumbent Republican Jacqueline Lacy and Democrat Sandra Lawlyes.  Lawlyes filed her petitions Wednesday afternoon.

Two have filed to run for Vermilion County Auditor.  They are Mary Techtow and Erika Briggs, who are both Republicans.

Others who have filed petitions (as of early Monday afternoon, December 2, 2019) include:

  • For County Board in District 1: Joel Bird, a Republican, and Democrat Conner Gilonske;
  • For County Board in District 2: Charles Mockbee III and Kevin Green. Both are Republicans.
  • For County Board in District 3: Shelly McLain, a Republican has filed.
  • For Vermilion County Board District 4: Robert Mitch Weaver, Marla Mackiewicz, and Carl Lee Johnson have filed. Weaver and Mackiewicz are Republicans and Johnson is a Democrat.
  • For Vermilion County Board District 5: Crisi Walls, a Republican has filed to run.
  • For Vermilion County Board District 6: Mary Ellen Surprenant and Tom Morse have filed their petitions. Both are Republicans.
  • In County Board District 7, Jerry Hawker, a Republican is running.  So is Greg Thatcher, a Democrat.
  • In the Vermilion County Board’s 8th District, Nancy O’Kane and Robert Boyd – both Democrats – are running.
  • And in County Board District 9 Becky Stark, a Democrat is seeking re-election.  And Democrat Diana Frazier-Brenneman filed for a two-year unexpired term.

Monday afternoon is not only the deadline for candidates to file petitions in County Clerks offices across Illinois, it is also the deadline for candidates to file petitions for state and federal offices with the Illinois State Board of Elections.