©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
|Easy Pickings for County Board Elections
|Every seat on the Knox County Board is up for election next year, and so far, there's room left at the inn.
Of the 15 seats available on the Knox County Board, virtually every incumbent has filed the necessary paperwork by this past Monday's deadline to run again, and there's only one newcomer.
Former Galesburg alderman and Republican Rollie Paulsgrove is running for one of the open County Board seats from District One. That's the district Allen Pickrel just resigned from, and the district with which incumbents Lyle Johnson and Cheryl Nache still run on.
A caucus to fill the remainder of Pickrel's term is next Wednesday, and so far, it would appear that Paulsgrove is the favorite.
County Board Chair Greg Bacon, however, missed the deadline to run for his seat in District Two, and a request for comment by WGIL from Bacon has so far gone not responded to.
Only incumbents Bill Abel and Paul Stewart are running for their seats from that district, leaving Bacon's seat open.
District-three board member Tim Hasten is apparently also not running for his seat, as records indicate he didn't file for re-election either. Incumbents Barb Foster and Pam Davidson are running.
District Four has only incumbents David Erickson, George Knapp, and Shawn Pittman running again. Erickson and Pittman are seeking their first full terms.
And Rick Sandoval, David Serven, and Jeff Jefferson are running for their Distirct-Five seats.
Meaning, there will be virtually no opposition in next year's elections unless write-ins surface.
|12 07 11 by Newsroom
Click here for the WGIL News Archive
Click here for national news
The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits digital content). By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium; (ii) No Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; (iii) The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing; (iv) The Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and (v) The Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commercial use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time.