By: Diane Benjamin
Note: I know only one of these candidates, Kelby Cumpston. He is running as a team with 3 other socialists. Mollie Ward I only know from watching her at Council meetings since she was appointed to fill Scott Black’s seat.
The primary election to remove 3 of these from the April 6th ballot is February 23rd. Since this is Illinois, early voting has been taking place already.
Information I was able to find on the candidates: (limited amount available!)
If any of these candidates want information added, contact me.
A 20-year resident of and current representative for Ward 7, Mollie Ward is director of Spiritual Care and Ethics Committee co-chair for Carle BroMenn Medical Center/Carle Eureka Hospital, and co-founder of the McLean County Interfaith Alliance.
She was endorsed by Responsible Cities PAC. Some of the founding members of that PAC were Chris Koos and Mike Straza. She is the status quo candidate.
Mollie is a Democrat.
Daniel is a Republican who was appointed by Tari Renner for the Citizens Beautification Committee.
Far left socialist:
Only information available is she isn’t a Democrat or Republican.
Coretta L Jackson:
Coretta is the only candidate with a website: https://corettajackson.wixsite.com/my-site/about-coretta-jackson?fbclid=IwAR2rfSVAARIDqQIwom2RF9uYF6qODsNBtoB1M-1ppYI8CQXhf7vg5e-tCok
(If the others have a website, send me the URL)
Coretta has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is a democrat. Look at her website for more information.