State Rep. Jackson to face challenger in bid for re-election

News-DemocratJune 23, 2014 

AP GRAPHIC

Democratic State Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson will face Frazier Garner in his bid to retain his seat representing the 114th District in the Illinois House.

Garner, of Belleville, filed petitions Monday to challenge Jackson as an independent in the general election in November, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Garner could not be reached for comment.

The deadline for independent and new party candidates to file petitions seeking elected office was Monday.

Jackson, a Democrat, has retained his seat as state representative since 2009. He defeated Republican Ryan Stookey in the 2012 election.

In the 13th Congressional District, Josh Dill, of Springfield, has joined the race as a member of the Lincoln Liberty party. Dill faces incumbent Rodney Davis, a Republican of Taylorville, and fellow challenger Ann Callis, a Democrat of Edwardsville.

No new candidates have filed petitions seeking other local elected positions. Write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent by Sept. 4 in order to be on the ballot.

The other local races include:

St. Clair Countywide seats

* County Clerk -- Democratic incumbent Tom Holbrook faces Republican challenger James Rubush, of O'Fallon.

* County Treasurer -- Democratic incumbent Charles Suarez, of Swansea, faces Republican challenger Rodger Cook, of St. Libory.

* Board of Review -- Democratic incumbent Charlotte Moore, of East St. Louis, faces Republican challenger James Wilson.

* Sheriff -- Incumbent Rick Watson, a Democrat, remains uncontested in his bid to lead the sheriff's department.

* County Assessor -- Jennifer Gomric Minton, a Democrat, is running unopposed to retain her post.

St. Clair County Board

* District 1 -- Incumbent Robert Allen Jr., of Fairmont City, faces Republican Rob Dorman, of Collinsville, in their campaigns to represent Fairmont City and parts of Caseyville and Collinsville.

* District 2 -- Incumbent Joan McIntosh, a Democrat, is running unopposed to represent Washington Park and part of East St. Louis.

* District 3 -- Incumbent Oliver Hamilton, a Democrat, is running unopposed to represent part of East St. Louis.

* District 12 -- Incumbent Angela Grossmann-Roewe, a Democrat of Belleville, faces challenger Guy N. Don Carlos, a Republican of Belleville. The seat represents part of eastern Belleville.

* District 13 -- Incumbent Steve Reeb, a Republican, is running unopposed to represent Swansea.

* District 18 -- Craig Hubbard, a Republican, is running unopposed to represent part of O'Fallon.

* District 21 -- Frank Heiligenstein, a Democrat, is running unopposed to represent Freeburg and part of Smithton.

* District 23 -- Incumbent Dennis Renner, a Democrat, faces challenger Fred Boch, a Republican, to represent parts of O'Fallon and Shiloh.

* District 27-- Incumbent Kenneth G. Sharkey, a Democrat, faces challenger Matthew R. Stirrup, a Republican, to represent parts of Fairview Heights and O'Fallon. Both candidates are from Fairview Heights.

* District 28 -- Incumbent Joseph J. Kassley Jr., a Democrat, faces challenger Timothy L. Buchanan, a Republican, to represent parts of Fairview Heights and Swansea. Both candidates are from Swansea.

54th State Senate

* State Sen. Kyle McCarter, a Republican of Lebanon, is running unopposed to retain his seat.

57th State Senate

* State Sen. James Clayborne II, a Democrat of Belleville, is challenged by Republican Katherine Ruocco, of Swansea.

108th State Representative

* State Rep. Charlie Meier, a Republican of Okawville, is running unopposed to retain his seat.

112th State Representative

* State Rep. Dwight Kay, a Republican of Glen Carbon, is challenged by Cullen L. Cullen, a Democrat of Edwardsville.

113th State Representative

* State Rep. Jay Hoffman, a Democrat of Swansea, is challenged by Melinda Hult, a Republican of Belleville.

116th State Representative

* State Rep. Jerry Costello II, a Democrat of Smithton, is running unopposed to retain his seat.

12th Congressional

* U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, a Democrat of Belleville, is challenged by Republican Mike Bost, of Murphysboro, and Green Party candidate Paula Bradshaw, of Carbondale.

15th Congressional

* John Shimkus, a Republican of Collinsville, is challenged by Democrat Eric Thorsland, of Mahomet.

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