More people take out petitions for Quincy School Board
8 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough
Two more people have taken out petitions for Quincy School Board and one current member also took out petitions.
Alan Nichols and Richard McNay took out petitions earlier this week. Nichols is the husband of former School Board member Carol Nichols.
Scott Stone also took out petitions even though he's not up for re-election next April. Stone said he was not going to run for a seat in April while he already had a seat, something Melvin "Bud" Niekamp did as he was entangled in a legal argument over his old seat.
Stone also gave no indication as to whom the petitions were for.
"I don't have anyone in mind at this time," Stone said.
Four potential candidates have taken out petitions to run for Quincy School Board so far.
The first day to pick them up was on September 25. They must be filed from December 17 until 5 p.m. December 24.
The two latest people to pick up petitions are Jamie Foster and Ronnie McKenzie. McKenzie also took out petitions to run for alderman in Quincy’s First Ward.
The Illinois State Board of Elections says the Illinois Attorney General has ruled that the offices are incompatible and McKenzie will have to choose which one he wants to run for.
"(McKenzie) can certainly pick up petitions for more than one office,” said Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm.
Two people - Rich Jones and Michael Connell – took out School Board petitions last week. Jones ran and lost in 2011 and Connell took out petitions, but never turned them in.
Three members will be elected in the April 9, 2013 consolidated election. The three board members whose terms are expiring are Bill Daniels, Tom Dickerson and Steve Krause.