Latest Objections to Candidacies in Local, County and State Elections Still Pending

Update: December 10, 2013

Dan Roche, a Democratic candidate from River Forest challenging incumbent Rep. Danny K. Davis’s 7th Congressional seat in the United States House of Representatives, had his candidacy objected to by Clayton C. Boyd of Chicago. The 7th Congressional District covers all of Maywood.

State Sen. Don Harmon, a Democrat who represents the 39th District, which covers a small portion of Maywood, had his candidacy objected to by Ralph P. Vara of Oak Park. Harmon is running against Democrat Bob Galhotra, whose candidacy was objected to by Michael Kolovitz of Chicago.

Antoinette “Toni” Gray, a Democratic challenger to State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Democrat who represents the 7th District, which covers most of Maywood, had her candidacy objected to by Daphene Walker of Bellwood.

The candidacy of Martin D. Reggi, a Democrat who is running against Democrat John Michael Allegretti to fill incumbent Judge Mary Mulhern’s vacancy in the 4th judicial subcircuit district, was objected to by Sharon Allegretti of Riverside. The 4th judicial subcircuit district covers the townships of Proviso, Lyons and Riverside, among others.

In the race for Democratic Committeeman in Proviso Township, the candidacies of the current Committeeman, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, and James “Papa” Brewer (both of Maywood) were challenged.

In the race to replace outgoing Cook County Board Commissioner of the 1st District, Democrat Earlean Collins, the candidacies of Democrat Blake Sercye of Chicago, Democrat Brenda Smith of Chicago, Democrat Oddis “O.J.” Johnson of Chicago and Democrat Ronald Lawless of Oak Park were all challenged. (Hats off to Ben below for alerting us of these omissions).

All of the aforementioned objections are still pending, with the deadline for filing objections having ended today. The basis of each of these objections isn’t yet clear, although this information should be forthcoming in the near future. More information as this story develops. VFP

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