Several township races in St. Clair County have many candidates who threw their names into the hat for the April 4 election.
In East St. Louis Township, there are five people running for supervisor and 11 people on the ballot for trustee. This comes after the revelation that former supervisor Oliver Hamilton used a township credit card for personal purchases.
The five candidates for supervisor include current Supervisor Tommy Dancy, former East St. Louis Mayor and City Manager Alvin Parks, Dorothy Joshway, Barbara Henderson, and previous mayoral candidate Courtney A. Hoffman II.
The 11 trustee candidates are: Raymond Bonds, Temera Gilmore, Antonio Johnson, Nathaniel McCloud, Edith Moore, Willie Rico Moore, Troy F. Mosley, Scott Randolph, Michael Roberts, Kelvin Searcy and Anthony Tarvin.
Three people are running for East St. Louis Township clerk: Harry Hollingsworth, Michael Pierson and Kenneth ‘Bug’ Watts.
▪ In St. Clair Township, there are two slates of candidates running for offices in the township. A group of independents led by current Supervisor Dave Barnes includes James E. Hursey running for highway commissioner and John Vosler and Donald Wallace running for trustee spots.
Citizens for a Better Township includes current Highway Commissioner John “Skip” Kernan, and current St. Clair Township sewer employee Robert Buechler running for supervisor. The slate also includes Michael Isenhart, Timothy Lockett Sr., Hart Morgan and Julie Zimmerman Miller running for the four trustee spots.
The slate also includes a Claire Prindable running for assessor and Jana Armstrong Moll running for clerk. Both are unopposed.
The race for the four trustee positions has nine candidates: Anthony Alvarez, Claude T. Cable, Montica Casey-Watt, Justin Gough, Tom Green, Linda Hoppe, James (Jim) L. Lemansky, Sr., Justin Renner and John Wilson.
▪ In the Lenzburg Township highway commissioner race, Robert Goss faces off against George Meister, Jr.
Stookey Township has nine people running for the four trustee spots: Mark P. Bagby, Daniel C. Barger, Cindy L. Bingham, Jean Quirin Frierdich, Thomas W. Kroupa, Leticia Lopez, Dennis F. Oaks, Rosemary E. Schaedler and Ryan L. Stookey.
To learn more about candidates running in the April 4 election go to http://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election.