Home: Rural Danville
Occupation: Retired from TeePak
Previous political experience: None
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.
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.
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.
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?
Thomas M. O'Shaughnessy
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
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.
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.
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.
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.