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Competitive race for Grundy County board, but clerk, sheriff and treasurer unopposed

There will be no contested race for Grundy County Clerk, Sheriff or Treasurer, but their will be a contested Republican primary for a county board district.

The incumbent sheriff, treasurer and clerk are running unopposed. Clerk Kay Olson, a Democrat and resident of Morris, Sheriff Ken Briley, a Republican and resident of Minooka, and Treasurer Todd Koehn, also a Republican and resident of Minooka, all filed petitions and have no primary challengers.

No one filed to run in the Republican primary for clerk or the Democrat primaries for sheriff and treasurer.

Due to redistricting, all 18 seats county board seats in the three board districts are up for reelection. But after the last day to file petitions passed Monday, the only contested election will be for Grundy County Board District 2.

All seven candidates in District 2 are Republicans and no more than six candidates from each party advance to the general election.

Chairman Chris Balkema of Channahon will face-off incumbents Joshua Harris of Minooka, Debra Warning of Minooka, Debra Jo Kensella of Minooka, Greg Ridenour of Minooka, Eric Rasmusson of Morris, and newcommer Kristopher J. Koppers of Channahon.

Less than six candidates from each party filed petitions to run for Districts 1 and 3.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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