The Bloomington Election Commission is accepting application for its vacancy until May 22, 2013. (Photo by Eric Stock/WJBC)
By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington's election commission is seeking to replace a long-time commissioner who died.
Jack Reidy, a retired menswear salesman, had served on the commission for 34 years. He died April 25 at age 89.
Director Paul Shannon said Reidy was the lone Democrat on the three-person panel, so a Democrat will be chosen to replace him. The other two seats are held by Republicans (Judy Green and Esaw Peterson), the city's majority party.
"They represent the Democratic Party in that they will ague to make sure the Democrats are fairly represented," Shannon said, adding that commission must conduct elections in a fair, non-partisan manner.
Democrats who want to apply have until May 22 to submit a letter to the commission.
McLean County Judge Rebecca Foley will make the appointment.
Qualifications to serve as a commissioner:
- a resident of Illinois for the past two years
- a legally registered voter in the City of Bloomington
- a Democrat of well-known political convictions (can be verified by voting history)
- a person of approved integrity and capacity
- not hold any other political office
- available to attend both meetings, elections and other necessary commission functions
(provided by Bloomington Election Commission)