Candidates file for municipal office in Rantoul, Fisher, Ludlow, Gifford

Neal Williams will seek his fourth term as mayor of Rantoul in the April 9 election.

He and challenger Chuck Smith filed to have their names placed on the ballot.

Four candidates have filed for the three four-year terms on the village board.

Newcomers Sam Hall and Jeremy Reale and incumbents Roger Jones and Tony Brown filed for the seats.

Two people — Chad Smith and Kevin Hunt — have filed for the two-year unexpired term on the village board of the late Jim Stubblefield.

Incumbent Mike Graham is the lone candidate to file for village clerk.

In other area communities:

In Fisher, Milt Kelly filed for re-election as mayor.

Three candidates filed for three four-year terms on the village board — incumbents Debra Estes and Jason Mathias and newcomer Kevin Henderson.

Dave Birkey did not seek re-election. Mathias was appointed to the board following the resignation of Carol Mathias.  

Brock Deer filed for a two-year term on the board that is currently held by Chris White, who was appointed to succeed Cathy Webb following her resignation.

Village Clerk Christa Moore is also seeking re-election.

Four candidates will run for three four-year terms on the Ludlow Village Board.

They are incumbents William Brian Bina and Nancy Cox and newcomers Randy Alesia and Allyson Dunlap.

One of the candidates will fill the unexpired term of Andrea Sprague, which is currently vacant.

In Gifford, five candidates are seeking three four-year terms on the village board.

They are incumbents Angie Jones and Stacy Severins and newcomers Brian Baxter, Travis Youmans and Kenneth Grove.

Incumbent Larry Hethke is not running for re-election.


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