2012 election

Vermilion County Board District 2 candidate: Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas


Age: 71

Home: Rural Danville

Occupation: Retired from TeePak

Previous political experience: None

Four running for three seats in Vermilion County Board District 2

DANVILLE — At least one newcomer will be elected to the Vermilion County Board in District 2 this November after Republican board member John Alexander moved out of the district last year and fellow Republican Chip Mattis decided not to run again.

Four seek seats in Champaign County Board District 5

CHAMPAIGN — Democrats Brad Diel and Tracy Luchik are attempting to win election in a west Champaign area now represented by Republicans on the Champaign County Board.

Vermilion County recorder candidate: Nikki Bogart

Nikki Bogart

Age: 42.

Home: Danville.

Party: Democrat.

Political experience: Vermilion County Board, Districts 7 and 5, 1998-2007.

Occupation: Vermilion County financial resources director.

Education: Graduate of Danville High School, 1988; Danville Area Community College; University of Illinois, 1992.

2012 election candidate questionnaire: Gary Maxwell, Champaign County Board District 1

Gary Maxwell



Age: 71

Home: Mahomet

Occupation: Retired civil engineer and land surveyor.

Political experience: Appointed to county board in 2011.

1. What do you believe is the biggest problem in Champaign County government now, and what can you as a single county board member, do about it?

Vermilion County recorder candidate: Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas M. O'Shaughnessy

Age: 54.

Home: Catlin.

Party: Republican.

Political experience: Catlin school board, including 10 years as president, 1992-2004, 2005-2009 and 2011-present; Vermilion County precinct committeeman, 1999-2005; and Vermilion County election judge, 2007-present.

Occupation: Attorney with Acton & Snyder, LLP

2012 election candidate questionnaire: John Jay, Champaign County Board District 1

John Jay


Age: 70

Home: Mahomet

Occupation: Retired farmer, retired Corn Belt Fire Protection District chief.

Political experience: Nine years on county board; previous offices held include several township offices, county zoning board of appeals, soil and water conservation district board.

County administrator, longtime attorney square off

DANVILLE — Though the Vermilion County recorder of deeds race typically doesn't attract a lot of attention, this year's race is getting its fair share as the only contested race for a countywide office in the November election.

Two Democrats, two Republicans vying for two seats in Champaign County District 1

The four-person race for two seats on the Champaign County Board in District 1 includes a longtime board member, an appointee to the board, a twice-unsuccessful board candidate and a political newcomer.

2012 election candidate questionnaire: Eric Thorsland, Champaign County Board District 1

Eric Thorsland

Party: Democrat

Age: 51

Home: rural Mahomet

Occupation: Research engineer and farmer.

Political experience: Ran for county board in 2008 and 2010 and lost; has served on Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals since 2007.

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