By: Diane Benjamin
Erik Rankin is on the McLean County Board. He is also the local Democratic Party Chairman. Democrats are VERY outnumbered on the County Board. VERY!
Since Jason Chambers ran on the Republican Party ticket for State’s Attorney, his replacement until the next election has to be a Republican.
Ranken was on WJBC telling them who should replace Chambers: http://www.wjbc.com/2018/06/29/county-boards-rankin-sees-knapp-and-woods-rising-to-the-top-in-states-attorneys-search/
Note to GOP:
Rankin doesn’t care about picking the most qualified person. He wants you to pick somebody a Democrat can beat!
He picked Don Knapp – I’ve already written about him: https://blnnews.com/2018/06/29/the-next-states-attorney/
He also picked Jessica Woods, she currently works in the Civil Division of the State’s Attorney office and has limited experience prosecuting anyone. She has lots of letters of recommendation I hear, I wonder how many are from Democrats?
All I know about Jessica is she answers my FOIA requests. She has also made it clear in emails that her office doesn’t investigate before prosecuting government. Since nobody else will investigate, local laws for government don’t matter.
Since Rankin would be happy with either of the above, the GOP should not give him what he wants.
Chairman John McIntyre gets to recommend somebody to the whole Board. He failed to get the facts right in Downs, I hope he does better this time.
(If you missed all those stories, just type Downs in the Search box on BlnNews.com).
I don’t see anything on the County website inviting people to apply. Is this going to be a backroom deal John?