2012 election

2012 election

Three candidates seek two seats in Piatt County Board District 1

Three candidates are running for two openings for the Piatt County Board's District 1, which is the only contested county board district on Nov. 6. Democratic challenger Kathleen Piatt is on the ballot against incumbent Republicans Jerry Brazelton and Randy Jo Keith for the district, which encompasses the top half of the county.

2012 election: Larry Mills, Vermilion County Board District 7

Larry Mills

Party: Democrat

Age: No response.

Home: Danville

Occupation: Attorney.

Political experience: Former Vermilion County state's attorney

Issues: Did not respond to News-Gazette candidate questionnaire.

2012 election: Michael Dodge, Vermilion County Board District 7

Michael D. Dodge

Party: Democrat

Age: 57

Home: Danville

Occupation: Hourly worker, Bunge Milling.

Political experience: Six years on Vermilion County Board.

Issues: Wants Vermilion Manor Nursing Home to continue serving elderly in the county; supports keeping taxes down.

2012 election: Neal Boyd, Vermilion County Board District 7

Neal A. Boyd

Party: Republican

Age: 26

Home: Danville

Occupation: Danville Area Community College student.

Political experience: Serving one-year elected term as student trustee on DACC Board of Trustees.

2012 election: Randy Keith, Piatt County Board District 1

Randy Jo Keith

Age: 60

Home: Monticello

Occupation: Retired.

Political experience: Piatt County Board member since 2010.

On the issues: Keep county nursing home viable; continue to hold town meetings; change policy to ban phoning in of board votes; continue with fiber optic Internet cable project.

2012 election candidate questionnaire: Barbara Frasca, Champaign County recorder

Barbara A. Frasca

3305 Springview Lane, Champaign 61822


Date of birth: Feb. 19, 1961

Education: BS Elementary education, University of Illinois 1984

Occupation: Champaign County Recorder of Deeds. Former teacher.

Political experience: Has served four terms as recorder, starting in 1996.

2012 election: Craig Golden, Vermilion County Board District 7

Craig Golden

Party: Republican

Age: 58

Home: Danville

Occupation: Retired, Vermilion County sheriff's deputy.

Political experience: Two years on Vermilion County Board.

Frasca, Winston seek recorder's office

URBANA — Free web access to documents and more help for homeowners facing foreclosure are two issues being raised in the race for Champaign County recorder of deeds.

Republican incumbent Barb Frasca, who is seeking a fifth term, is being challenged by Democrat D'Anne Winston, a former clerk in the recorder's office who also ran for City of Champaign Township supervisor in 2009.

Vermilion County Board District 7 race could determine majority party

DANVILLE — The contest for three seats in Vermilion County Board District 7 will be important in determining whether the Democrats maintain their one-member advantage on the 27-member board.

Frerichs, Bambenek seek 52nd District Senate seat

The race for the state Senate in the 52nd District pits an incumbent who has served in the General Assembly since 2007 against a businessman experienced in preventing cybercrime and electronic fraud.

Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, said he decided to seek a third term because he wants to complete the work he has begun.