Two Dems announce for Champaign City Council

Two Dems announce for Champaign City Council

Two local Democrats are throwing their hats in the ring for Champaign City Council.

Matt Gladney and Sam Shore each announced campaigns Wednesday for the at-large council seats that are up for grabs in April.

Shore is a University of Illinois alumnus who holds two part-time jobs and is the Vice President of the Champaign County Young Democrats.  He said when it comes to the gun violence that's plagued Champaign this summer, he takes his inspiration from a Chicago group that treats violence like a spreading disease.

Shore said he's currently volunteering with Mayor Don Gerard's re-election campaign but plans to step aside from that job.

Gladney works at the University of Illinois, sits on the McKinley Foundation Board and is a former Champaign County Board member.  He wants to get the community looking better.

Gladney declined to name the specific neighborhoods he'd like to see upgrades in.

Shore and Gladney join current councilman Tom Bruno as those who have announced that they're seeking an at-large seat.  The other two current at-large council members, Karen Foster and Deb Feinen, are running for mayor.

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read the DI wrote on August 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Debby Frank is too weird to be mayor. Ewwww!

ilmsff7 wrote on August 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

I thought Champaign city races were supposed to be non-partisan?

Tim Ditman wrote on August 28, 2014 at 11:08 am
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You're correct.  This race is non-partisan.

alabaster jones 71 wrote on August 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm
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Oh boy, more partisan hacks seeking election to local government!

Hopefully, some less partisan and more practical candidates step forward to run.