Rockford Register Star: First candidates file petitions in Springfield and Winnebago County for 2018 Primary

ROCKFORD — Hundreds of candidates or their representatives — including some from the Rock River Valley — stood in line outside the State Board of Elections office in Springfield Monday morning to formally kickoff the 2018 election season.

Among those filing petitions to run for office next March: Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, and Democrats Neill Mohammad and Sara Dady in the 16th Congressional District; state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, for lieutenant governor; state Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, in the 35th Senate district, state Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, in the 69th House district; Democrats Wladimiro (Jesse) Aguirre, Valeri DeCastris and Maurice A. West II in the 67th House district; and Republican Scott Bloomquist for the Boone-Winnebago Regional Superintendent of Schools.

As of noon Monday, no petitions had been filed for two vacancies in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Winnebago and Boone counties.

Filing for state offices includes members of Congress, state constitutional officers and legislators, judges and regional superintendents of education.

The filing period also started Monday for local candidates running for county offices including sheriff, clerk and county board. The primary election is March 20.


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