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.
Age: No response.
Political experience: Former Vermilion County state's attorney
Issues: Did not respond to News-Gazette candidate questionnaire.
Michael D. Dodge
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.
Neal A. Boyd
Occupation: Danville Area Community College student.
Political experience: Serving one-year elected term as student trustee on DACC Board of Trustees.
Randy Jo Keith
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.
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.
Occupation: Retired, Vermilion County sheriff's deputy.
Political experience: Two years on Vermilion County Board.
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