3 Democrats apply for District 10 county board seat

3 Democrats apply for District 10 county board seat

URBANA — Three Urbana Democrats have applied to replace Chris Alix, also an Urbana Democrat, on the Champaign County Board.

One of the three — Tanisha King-Taylor, Christopher Stohr or Durl Kruse — likely will be chosen Monday night when Democratic precinct committeemen within county board District 10 meet.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the county Democratic headquarters, 110 S. Neil St., C.

Stohr, a committeeman in the Cunningham 12 precinct in east Urbana, has the greatest number of votes to cast among the nine committeemen who will select the new board member. He has 627 weighted votes of the more than 3,100 available. He is a business owner and former staff member at the Illinois State Geological Survey. He also is secretary of the county Democratic Party.

Kruse in the past has run for Urbana City Council and mayor of Urbana, but lost both times.

King-Taylor, in her application for the position, said that she has not run for an office before but that she serves on the board of directors of both the YWCA and the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club. She is director of the tenant union at the University of Illinois.

Alix, a member of the county board for more than seven years, resigned from the board earlier this month, citing the increased workload at his Urbana business. Alix was chairman of the board's Finance Committee.

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