So far, no Democrats have filed petitions to run for countywide office in Sangamon County next year.
As expected, two Republicans have submitted petitions to succeed GOP Sheriff Neil Williamson. Williamson’s handpicked successor, Undersheriff Jack Campbell, got in at the start of the filing period Monday, and so did Republican opponent Wes Barr. A lottery will be held to determine their ballot position.
Incumbent Republican treasurer Tom Cavanagh has filed for another term, but no challenger has come forward yet. And although Republican county clerk Joe Aiello says he will run for re-election, he doesn’t plan to file his petitions until the last day… next Monday.