Circuit clerk candidates

Circuit clerk candidates

A look at the Democratic candidates for circuit clerk in Champaign County:

Lori Hansen

42, of Urbana

law librarian, Champaign County circuit court

married, no children

bachelor's degree, sociology, University of Illinois; master's degree, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona; J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

Evelyn Underwood

69, of Urbana

associate minister, New Free Will Baptist Church; retired teacher and counselor

married, five biological children, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren

bachelor's degree, Eastern Illinois University; J.D., Indiana University School of Law; master's degree, Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D. in education, curriculum and instruction, University of Illinois

Barbara Wysocki

68, of Urbana

retired teacher and administrator; former Champaign County Board chair

married, no children

bachelor's degree, education, Alverno College; master's degree, American history, St. Louis University

Campaign finance information

Lori Hansen reported $550 in contributions between Dec. 13, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2011. She had $1,550 on hand on Dec. 31. Her largest contribution was $5,000 received Feb. 21 from her uncle, Neal Hansen, of Denver.

Evelyn Underwood filed a statement of organization with the State Board of Elections on Feb. 15. It reported $1,681 on hand, none of which was itemized.

Barbara Wysocki filed a statement of organization with the State Board of Elections on March 2. It reported $2,865 on hand, none of which was itemized. On March 5 she reported a personal contribution of $1,000.

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jon47988 wrote on March 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Why is it relevant to list marital status and children/grandchildren for the female candidates for Circuit Clerk, but not for the male candidates for auditor?

See this article: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/politics-and-government/2012-03-13/candidates-auditor.html

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on March 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm
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Don't you know Jon? Women can't have families and careers at the same time. Also, we want to be sure none of them is living in sin, or lesbian.

And what if, Spaghetti Monster forbid, a candidate were an unmarried woman? That would tell us that no one wants her.