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PAXTON —Two Republican candidates are hoping to be the next Ford County state's attorney.

Andrew Killian, of Gibson City, and Lance Cagel, of Fisher, both filed petitions at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 21, in the race to replace Randy Yedinak, who is running for Livingston County state’s attorney.

Killian and Cagle’s order of placement on the March 15 primary ballot will be decided by a lottery.

Two Paxton residents are seeking to be the Republican candidate for Ford County circuit clerk. Incumbent Kim Evans and challenger Suzanne Shell also filed at the same time on Nov. 21. Their ballot placement will also be decided by lottery.

The only other local contested race is Patton 1 precinct committeeman, where both Charlotte Hampton and Stephen L. Pacey filed for one position.

Last week, State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) filed his petition for re-election with the State Board of Elections. Bennett will seek his second term for the State House in 2016.

Primary write-in candidates may file through Jan. 14, and independent candidates may file for the Nov. 8 general election through June 27.

Unopposed candidates include:

Coroner

Douglas Wallace (Republican incumbent)

County board

Thomas McQuinn (Republican incumbent, District 1)

Jason Johnson (Republican incumbent, District 1)

Robert Lindgren (Republican incumbent, District 2)

Tim Nuss (Republican incumbent, District 2)

Chase McCall (Republican incumbent, District 3)

Randy Ferguson (Republican incumbent, District 3)

Republican precinct committeemen

Robert Read, Pella

Tim Nuss, Lyman

Eric Thompson, Peach Orchard

Jon Clark, Sullivant

Denis L. Fisher, Drummer 1

Philip L. Peterson, Drummer 2

Adam Elder, Drummer 3

Chase McCall, Drummer 4

Thomas M. Bennett, Drummer 5

Gloria Lynch, Dix

Robert Pacey, Patton 2

William E. Jarboe, Patton 3

Allen Barnes, Patton 4

Kim Evans, Patton 5

Dennis Fairchild, Patton 6

Judy Hastings, Patton 7

Everett N. Landrus, Button

Democratic precinct committeemen

Ed Homeier, Rogers

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