Candidate Petitions Filed, Day One


Monday was the first day candidates could file petitions to run in the March 17, 2020 primary election.

Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert accepted petitions for county offices, with only incumbents filing the opening day.

Republican Rex Catron of Greenville is seeking re-election for circuit clerk, Democrat State’s Attorney Dora Mann of rural Greenville will be on the ballot for the first time after being appointed to the position in late 2018; and Democrat Anthony Brooks of Greenville is seeking re-election as coroner.

The positions of supervisor of assessments and a two-year term for treasurer will also be on the ballot.

Two Bond County Board seats will be elected next year.

Democratic Incumbent Frank Lucco filed for re-election in District 1. The other board district is District 3.

The term of United States Senator Dick Durbin expires in 2020. The Springfield Democrat filed for re-election Monday.

Two Republican candidates also filed. They are Mark Curran of Libertyville and Tom Tarter of Springfield.

Among the other Congressional offices, Rodney Davis, Republican, from Taylorville, will run for another term as representative in the 13th District. Filing Monday as a Democrat candidate was a Betsy Dierksen-Londrigran of Springfield.

Republican John Shimkus announced recently he would not run again as representative in the 15th District.

Three Republicans filed Monday for that position. They are Darren Duncan of Rossville, Kerry Wolff of Altamont and Mary Miller from Oakland.

The filing period continues through next Monday. The county clerk’s office will not be open Thursday or Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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