Adams County officials begin filing for 2024 elections

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Adams County State's Attorney candidate Todd Eyler (R), Circuit Clerk Lori Geschwandner (D) and Coroner Scott Graham (R).

QUINCY — Two Adams County countywide elected officials filed to run for re-election in 2024 on the first day of filing along with one other prospective office holder and a number of precinct committeemen and County Board candidates.

Circuit Clerk Lori Geschwandner filed for re-election as a Democrat and Coroner Scott Graham filed as a Republican.

Geschwandner, who is the lone Democrat to hold a countywide office in Adams, became Circuit Clerk in 2012 and is seeking her fourth term. She was a deputy circuit clerk before she ran for the office.

Graham is seeking his second term as coroner. He defeated Kathy Wright in the 2020 Republican primary.

Also filing on Monday was Todd Eyler for State’s Attorney. Eyler, a Republican, is seeking his first term. State’s Attorney Gary Farha is not seeking re-election.

Eyler began working in the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office in 2016 and currently serves as First Assistant State’s Attorney. He is a graduate of Camp Point Central High School, Quincy University and the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Multiple Adams County Board members and precinct committeeman candidates have also filed for re-election:

COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #2 DOUGLAS KENDRICK, REPUBLICAN
COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #2 MARK T. SORENSEN, REPUBLICAN (INCUMBENT) COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #3 DAVID BELLIS, REPUBLICAN (INCUMBENT) COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #4 JEREMY FARLOW, REPUBLICAN COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #5 ROBERT E REICH, REPUBLICAN (INCUMBENT) COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #6 DAVID MCCLEARY, REPUBLICAN (INCUMBENT) COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT #7 BRENT FISCHER, REPUBLICAN(INCUMBENT)

One notable absence is Adams County Board Chairman Kent Snider, who is not seeking re-election to the County Board. Snider said following his last election that it would be his final term.

“Twenty years is enough,” Snider said when reiterating his intentions to not seek another term Tuesday morning.

Filing began on Monday and will end on December 4. Candidates are filing to run in the March 19, 2024 primary and the November 5, 2024 general election.

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