2012 election

2012 election

3 political novices vying for GOP's nod

DANVILLE — Three relative newcomers to local politics are competing in Tuesday's primary to win the Republican party's nomination for Vermilion County recorder.

Deputy who quit under cloud seeks to oust Ford County coroner

PAXTON — Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace is being challenged in Tuesday's Republican primary election by a former chief deputy for the Ford County sheriff's office who resigned amid accusations that he beat a burglary suspect.

Candidates for Vermilion County Board District 5

Here are the Democratic candidates for Vermilion County Board District 5 in the March 20 primary election:

John Criswell

71, Tilton

Retired, Hyster

Orick Nightlinger

77, Danville

Retired, UI Printing Services

Robert Watson

62, Tilton

Retired, Hyster

Andrew Wilkus

Four seek three spots in Vermilion County District 5

DANVILLE — In Tuesday's primary election, a former Vermilion County Board member is challenging three Democrats who currently hold all three seats in county board District 5.

Neophyte takes on 2 veterans in new Champaign County Board District 11

A political novice is challenging two longtime Democratic members of the Champaign County Board in an all-new district in north Champaign and Urbana.

Candidates for Champaign County Board District 11

Here are the candidates for the Democratic primary for Champaign County Board District 11:

Lloyd Carter

81, Urbana

owner, Carter's Electrical Contractor

20 years on the county board, six years on the Urbana City Council

Lorraine Cowart

66, Champaign

retired building service worker, University of Illinois

This time, 53rd GOP contest is winner take all

The competition between Shane Cultra and Jason Barickman goes back almost 18 months.

It started about a minute after Dan Rutherford was elected state treasurer in November 2010 and Rutherford's state Senate seat became available.

County Board District 11 Q&A: Brent West

Candidates for contested county board races were given the opportunity to answer a series of questions about county government. Here are the answers from Brent West, a Democrat candidate in District 11:

53rd Senate District candidates

A look at the candidates for the 53rd Senate District:

Jason Barickman

36, of Champaign

married, one child

lawyer, state representative since 2011

B.S., Illinois State University; J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

Shane Cultra

61, of Onarga

divorced, four children, one grandchild

Candidates for Champaign County Board District 7

Champaign County Board District 7 Democratic Party candidates

Alan Kurtz

71, of Champaign

energy sales

incumbent county board member

Tod Satterthwaite

57, of Champaign

owner, Kickapoo Landing

challenger, former mayor of Urbana

Rachel Schwartz

48, of rural Champaign