One or more Sangamon County officeholders could be facing a Democratic challenger after all.
No Democrats filed for any of three countywide offices on this year’s ballot… sheriff, treasurer or county clerk. But county Democratic chair Doris Turner says there could be at least one formal write-in candidate submitting paperwork before this week’s deadline.
Turner did not offer details in a live appearance on 970 WMAY. She said the party had worked hard to recruit people… but personal and family situations prevented some of their most promising candidates from running this year.
Candidates must file paperwork by Thursday in order to get credit for any write-in votes cast for them in the March Democratic primary.