Will County Democratic Central Committee - News

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Nov

2012

Tie-breaking power puts Democrats in majority

Author: Editor
If the Will County Board gets into a tie vote on an issue, the Democratic county executive will be able to cast the tie-breaking vote, according to an opinion issued by the state’s attorney Wednesday.

The issue came up recently after the board ended up with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans after the November election, but Democrat Larry Walsh as county executive gives his party the edge.

Scott Pyles, chairman of the Will County Democratic Party, agreed with that. He likened the situation to the U.S. Senate — when the Senate is split 50-50, the vice president is the tie-breaker and his party gets to elect a majority leader, Pyles explained.

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Nov

2012

Plainfield Township Democratic Caucus

Author: Editor

Plainfield Township Democratic Caucus

TuesdayDecember 4, 2012

 7:00 pm – 9:00pm

Registration begins at 6:30pm

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18

Nov

2012

Will County Board Dems choose Brooks as leader

Author: Editor
Will County Board Democrats unanimously selected Herbert Brooks Jr. as their choice for county board chairman during a Sunday night caucus.

If the Democrats hang on to their 13-13 board split after Tuesday’s final election vote count, Brooks would most likely be the new county board chairman, replacing previous Republican Chairman Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort Township. Although Democrats and Republicans would be tied on the board, Democrat Larry Walsh, the Will County Executive, would cast tie-breaking votes. The board will be sworn in, reorganize and vote for new leaders on Dec. 3.

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16

Nov

2012

Tea Party movement evaporates in Will County

Author: Editor

Steve Balich said the Will County Tea Party movement he helped organize is disbanding in name, but not spirit, after gains by Democrats in the Nov. 6 election.

“We’re actually terminating it and calling ourselves ‘fiscal Republicans,’” Balich said of the local Tea Party, which took off in 2008 and sprouted branches in Joliet, Plainfield, New Lenox and Homer Township-Lockport.

Balich, of Homer Glen, blamed the movement’s demise on the media, which he said demonized the national Tea Party over social issues.

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9

Nov

2012

Voters appear to leave Will County Board with a 13-13 split

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As Will County Democrats celebrate holding on to six countywide offices this week, Will County Board members are weighing the impact of a likely 13-13 split between the parties.

Voters re-elected County Executive Larry Walsh, a Democrat, and appear to have taken away the GOP's majority on the board, although Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz-Voots cautions there are still provisional and absentee ballots to be counted.

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