2012 election

2012 election

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.

2012 election: Jerry Brazelton, Piatt County Board District 1

Jerry Brazelton

Age: Not given.

Home: Monticello

Occupation: Retired.

Political experience: Piatt County Board member since 2002, former Sangamon Township trustee

On the issues: Maintain a balanced budget; improve roads and infrastructure of the county; sell the empty county annex building; continue to work on fiber optic Internet cable project.

2012 election candidate questionnaire: D'Anne Winston, Champaign County recorder

D'Anne Winston

1003 Laura Drive

Champaign

Democrat

Age: 51

Occupation: Part-time employee at University of Illinois. Former clerk for recorder of deeds office, accountant for City of Champaign Township, and program coordinator at Champaign-Urbana Area Project.

Political experience: ran unsuccessfully for City of Champaign Township supervisor in 2009.

2012 election: John Dreher, Vermilion County Board District 7

John Dreher

Party: Democrat

Age: 58

Home: Danville

Occupation: Neighborhood development manager, city of Danville.

Political experience: Vermilion County Board member last 12 years and Danville alderman, Ward 2, 1987-1997.

2012 election: Kathleen Piatt, Piatt County Board District 1

Kathleen Piatt

Age: 61

Home: Monticello

Occupation: Retired.

Political experience: None.

On the issues: Change daytime meetings to make them more accessible to the public; make more records available online; economic development; bring a new perspective to a male-dominated county board.

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.