DANVILLE — A two-way race for Danville Township supervisor has developed this month.
In addition to the Democratic candidates, three independent candidates filed to run for Danville Township offices in the Apirl 9 election, according to a township news release.
Independent candidate Stephen McBride filed his papers to run for supervisor against Democratic candidate Michael West, who was chosen earlier this month at a Democratic caucus. West was chosen during that caucus rather than current Danville Township Supervisor Christina Dietzen.
The second independent candidate to file was former Danville Township Supervisor Roger Boen, who will be running April 9 for one of the four trustees positions. And the third independent candidate who filed is Tim Pichon, who will be running for the highway commissioner post.
The other Democratic candidates chosen at the caucus earlier this month are A.J. Wright for highway commissioner; Chad Turner, Mike Smiley, Donna Mascari and Michael Dodge for township trustees; and Rick Rohrer and Larry Weatherford are running unopposed for the offices of assessor and township clerk, respectively.
No Republican candidates filed for any of the offices. Danville Township, which encompasses most of the city of Danville, is the largest of Vermilion County's eight townships with more than 32,000 residents.