CANDIDATES FOR ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED, VOTE JULY 8

Tricia Braid

Jul, 07, 2014  |  Today's News

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the candidates for three state commodity boards. Plan to vote tomorrow, July 8.

Producers will vote July 8 to determine members of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.

Anyone who produces and markets corn is eligible to vote.  Ballots may be cast at county Extension Offices during regular operating hours.

“I strongly encourage producers to cast a ballot,” Agriculture Director Bob Flider said.  “The decisions that these boards make concerning the expenditure of state checkoff dollars will shape the future of their industry.”

Checkoff dollars come from assessments levied at the first point of sale. State law sets the assessment for corn at 5/8 of 1 cent per bushel. 

Election results will be announced by Aug. 1. Winners will receive three-year terms.  A list of commodity districts holding elections this year, the counties they include and the names and hometowns of the candidates follows:

 

Illinois Corn Marketing Board

District

Counties Represented

Candidate

1

Boone, McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, Will                           

 

Glenn Ginder, Peotone

Pat Dumoulin, Hampshire

4

Whiteside, Lee, Bureau, Stark, Marshall, Putnam

Mark Wilson, Toulon

7

Woodford, McLean, Dewitt, Macon,

Piatt, Moultrie

James A. Reed, Monticello

 

10

Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Greene,                

Jersey, Calhoun, Macoupin         

William Long, Franklin

 

13

Marion, Clay, Richland, Lawrence, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, White

Donald R. Duvall, Carmi