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Standalone Democrat Featured on County Office Ballot

Written by on October 14, 2022

NORMAL, Ill. – When McLean County residents line up to the voting booths on election day, they’ll notice only a single candidate running with the Democrat title under their name in the county office section.

A fifth generation McLean County resident, Laura McBurney of Normal is seeking the position of County Clerk, where she will be the only Democrat within the county office on the ballot, which includes County Treasurer and County Sheriff.

The Democrat newcomer is running against incumbent Republican Kathy Michael, who is pursuing a fourth term as county clerk.

McBurney said she decided to run for county clerk after Run for Something, a political organization that recruits young progressives, asked her to seek the position. Run for Something states that McBurney wants to improve voter knowledge to raise confidence and engagement, while providing transparency with accountability.

The County Clerk handles all election matters in the county outside of Bloomington, as voting in Bloomington is conducted by the Bloomington Election Commission.

The race for County Treasurer is between Republican incumbent Rebecca C. McNeil against Libertarian Charles E. Sila, while the County Sheriff position is unopposed by Republican Matt Lane.

The election for County Clerk and many other positions, both county and state wide will be featured on this year’s ballot on election day November 8.