Since she’s a candidate, Turner has recused herself from the selection process, with Kovats assuming the role. Sangamon County controls about one-fifth of the weighted vote needed to make the appointment.
Vojas was elected to the Macoupin County Board in 2018. She’s currently a legislative liaison at the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Waller has been an attorney in Decatur for more than 40 years. According to a WAND-TV report in 2014, she was the first African American lawyer to have an office in the city.
Wilhelm is the chief chaplain of the Illinois Department of Corrections. He ran unsuccessfully against state Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Morrisonville, in 2020.
Moore Wolfe has been the mayor of Decatur since 2015. She is also the executive director of philanthropy, advocacy and community relations at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital.
The selection will be made by the district’s Democratic Party county chairs.
Each chair has a vote weighted by the amount of votes Manar received in the 2018 election. Macon County has the highest percentage of weighted vote at 26.7%, followed by Macoupin (21.4%), Sangamon (19.6%), Christian (14.1%), Montgomery (13.9%) and Madison (4.1%).
Region: Decatur,City: Decatur,Politics,Region: Central
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January 27, 2021 at 02:00PM