3 Iroquois districts will have contested races
WATSEKA — Six of the nine Iroquois County Board members running for re-election in next March's Republican primary will face opposition.
The only uncontested race is in District 1, where three incumbents — Daniel Rayman of rural Clifton, Kyle Anderson of rural Beaverville and Lyle Behrends of rural Ashkum — are running for three seats.
In District 2, incumbents John Shure of rural Buckley and Rod Copas of rural Onarga — the board's chairman — are running against former board member Dan Pursley of Lake Iroquois for election to a pair of seats.
In District 3, incumbents Marvin Stichnoth of rural Milford, Donna Crow of Milford and Troy Krumwiede of rural Watseka are vying for election to three open seats. They are joined by Vince LaMie of rural Milford, a former Green Party candidate for state representative.
In District 4, two newcomers — Larry Hasbargen of Watseka and Dan Joyce of rural Watseka — are challenging incumbent Russell Bills of Watseka for two seats. Incumbent Scott Watts of rural Watseka did not file his candidacy.
All other offices are unopposed. Filing for re-election were incumbents Lisa Fancher of Gilman, for county clerk; Mindy Kuntz Hagan of rural Sheldon, for treasurer; and Derek Hagen of Watseka, for sheriff.
No Democrats filed as candidates.