John L. Criswell
Political experience: Two years on Vermilion County Board
Issues: Does not support selling Vermilion Manor Nursing Home, but does support merging county animal regulation and shelter with the city and a third party organization overseeing shelter; does not want taxes increased.
DANVILLE — A Republican newcomer is challenging three incumbent Democrats for the three Vermilion County Board seats open in District 5 in November's election.
CHAMPAIGN — Saying that he had "longed for this recommendation in past campaigns," Democratic congressional candidate David Gill Tuesday accepted the endorsement of the Illinois Education Association.
Occupation: English teacher at Urbana Middle School for 16 years.
Political experience: Political action chairwoman for Urbana Education Association and former president of Urbana Education Association.
Home: unincorporated Champaign.
Occupation: Software and site manager for Infobright Inc.
Political experience: Former president of Champaign County Young Republicans; appointed to county board earlier this year.
Charles D. "Chuck" Mockbee III
Home: Blount Township.
Political experience: Precinct Committeeman in Blount 2.
Occupation: Champaign firefighter.
Political experience: Unsuccessful candidate for county board in 2006; Democratic Party precinct committeeman; member, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board.
Kevin Gail Green
Home: Rural Oakwood.
Political experience: Eight-year Vermilion County Board member.
Political experience: Past chairman of Champaign County Association of Realtors governmental affairs; appointed to county board earlier this year.
Home: Pilot Township.
Political experience: Appointed to county board last year; supervisor of Pilot Township; chairman of the Vermilion County Republican Party.