Women are now in charge of both major political parties in Sangamon County.
Republicans have selected Rosemarie Long to be the party's new chairman. Long prevailed over a late challenge from Kent Gray.
Meanwhile, Springfield Alderman Doris Turner has been chosen as the new county Democratic chairman. The party also named two candidates to fill vacant spots on the countywide ballot, appointing Kristin DiCenso to run against Circuit Clerk Tony Libri, and Rachel Ralston to oppose Coroner Cinda Edwards.