The six candidates for open judge positions in Will County met with voters Tuesday.
Since judicial campaigns restrict nominees from addressing specific legal issues or cases that could come before the court, the candidates related their experience and legal philosophy in seven-minute speeches at the Black Road library branch.
Daniel Rippy (R) and Sherri Hale (D) are running to replace retiring Judge Robert Livas in Subcircuit 1.
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Democrat Natalie Manley wants to serve another term in the Illinois House representing the 98th District, but her opponent Yvonne Bolton – a Plainfield Township tax collector – says she’s the better woman for the job.
Bolton describes herself as a stay-at-home mom with a passion for public service. She serves on several local governmental and nonprofit entities, including the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Will County, the Spanish Community Center in downtown Joliet and the Will County Republicans. She’s a Hispanic conservative – a “rarity in the Latino community,” Bolton said.
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Don’t expect an architectural renaissance by either of the candidates – Ken Kaupas and Mike Kelley – seeking to be Will County Sheriff in the Nov. 4 election.
While the candidates differ on the best focus for the department’s 600 employees, both feel new headquarters are needed, but understand the budget will always be a concern.
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Democrat Laurie Summers will try to unseat Republican County Treasurer Steve Weber in the Nov. 4 election.
Summers of Crete said her management background in the private sector and civic organizations makes her qualified for the position.
Her opponent, Weber, was first elected to the treasurer’s office in 2010. He previously served as the county’s deputy auditor for 14 years and as auditor for eight years.
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