A Sangamon County board member has abruptly decided to drop his re-election bid just days before he was to face a challenge in next week’s primary.
Democrat Tim Schweska’s decision comes as news surfaced that he was the subject of a police report, alleging that he misappropriated more than six-thousand-dollars from the Saint Andrew’s Society and used the money for personal expenses.
No charges were filed after the money was reimbursed. Schweska was supposed to face Marilyn Mancini in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the 28th county board district.
Even though he has withdrawn from the race, his name will remain on the ballot.