CHAMPAIGN — Already appointed to the Champaign County Board, Champaign Realtor Max Mitchell now is an appointed candidate for the board in the November general election.
A committee of elected Republican precinct committeemen in county board District 5 on Monday night chose Mitchell as the GOP candidate in the Nov. 6 general election.
Mitchell, 60, was appointed as a District 5 representative on the county board in March along with Jeff Kibler following the resignations of Alan Nudo and Brad Jones. Kibler was already a candidate for the county board in the March 20 primary election and was chosen along with Don Kermath. But Kermath earlier this month withdrew as the candidate to help his daughter launch a business.
Mitchell, a Champaign County native, has been a Realtor for 37 years. He recently served as president of the Champaign County Association of Realtors. He is a veteran of the Illinois National Guard and attended both Parkland College and the University of Illinois. Max and his wife, Betsey, have two grown children, Erin Favot and Andrew Mitchell.
Brad Diel is the only Democratic candidate so far in District 5.
District 5 includes much of western Champaign, generally west of Duncan Road, and rural areas west of the city between Old Church Road on the south and Cardinal Road (a mile north of Bradley Avenue) on the north.