The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 22, 2012

One more files to run for city office


DANVILLE — The Danville Election Commission office saw only one more person on Wednesday file to run for city office next spring.

Ward 4 Alderwoman Sharon McMahon filed to seek re-election.

So far, only wards 5 and 7 have contested races.

Others who have filed: Ward 3 Alderman Bill Gilbert; newcomer Janis L. Osteguy-Byrne and current Ward 5 Alderman Mike Puhr for Ward 5; Ward 6 Alderman Steve Nichols; Ward 7 Alderman Steve Foster, seeking re-election and Al Reynolds in Ward 7 and newcomer Frank Hoskins for Ward 2. Ward 2 Alderwoman Lois Cooper has said she won’t seek re-election.

The consolidated primary election, if needed, will be Feb. 26. The consolidated election will be on April 9.

Candidates can file their petitions to run for seven alderman seats, one in each ward, through Monday.

The Vermilion County Courthouse Annex is closed today because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Seventeen people have picked up election petitions to possibly file to run for alderman. Ward 1 Alderman Rickey Williams Jr. hasn’t yet filed.

Election packets can be filed at the Danville Election Commission office in the Vermilion County Courthouse Annex, 6 N. Vermilion St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Filings will end at 5 p.m. Monday.

The order of filing determines the order of their names on the ballot. Those who file for the same office at 8 a.m. the first day will have a drawing to determine name placement. Dreher adds that Dec. 3 is the last day to file an objection to any petitions. Also, Dec. 27 is the last day to file an intent to be a write-in candidate.