2012 election

2012 election

Candidates for Vermilion County recorder

Candidates in the Republican primary March 20 for Vermilion County recorder:

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

54, Catlin

Attorney

1979 graduate Wabash College, Ind.; 1982 graduate SIU-Carbondale School of Law

Wife, Darla O'Shaughnessy; 3 adult children, Beth, Adam and Annie; one grandchild, Abigail

Eric Rosson

30, Catlin

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

3 Dems seek seats in Champaign County Board District 7

CHAMPAIGN — Three Democrats — an incumbent county board member, a former mayor of Urbana and an associate professor of accountancy — are seeking two seats on the Champaign County Board in District 7, which includes much of south Champaign.

So far there is no Republican candidate in the district for the fall general election.