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Originally Posted Online: Oct. 27, 2009, 3:17 pm
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By Brandy Donaldson, bdonaldson@qconline.com
More than 550 would-be candidates have filed nomination papers with the Illinois Board of Elections for statewide and state legislative races.

The first day to file was Monday. The last day to file is Nov. 2. The 2010 election primary is Feb. 2. Several others are circulating nomination petitions, but had not yet filed completed papers as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Democrat Jerry Lack of East Moline has filed for the 71st District state representative seat being vacated by state Rep. Mike Boland, D-East Moline. Incumbent state Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, has filed for the 72nd District seat.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Phil Hare, D-Rock Island, and Republican Bobby Schilling, of Colona, have filed for the 17th District congressional seat. Incumbent Democrat Don Johnston has filed for 17th Congressional District state central committeeman.

Democrat Frank Fuhr of Taylor Ridge has filed for the 14th Judicial Circuit Court Judge seat being vacated by Joseph Beatty, who is retiring. Democrats Clarence "Mike" Darrow of Rock Island and Trish Joyce of Sterling have filed for the seat being vacated by Larry Vandersnick, who also is retiring.

For the U.S. Senate seat formerly occupied by President Barack Obama and currently in the hands of Rod Blagojevich appointee Rolland Burris, Republicans John Arrington, Mark S. Kirk, Don Lowery, Andy Martin and Kathleen Thomas have all filed.

The Democrats who have already filed for that seat include Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, David Hoffman, Robert Marshall and Jacob J. Meister.

Democrats William "Dock" Walls III, Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, as well as Republicans Adam Andrzejewski, Bill Brady, Kirk W. Dillard and Robert J. Schillerstrom have all filed nomination papers for the governor's race.

Republicans Brad Cole, Jason Plummer, Don Tracy, and Randy White Sr., along with Democrats Rickey R. Hendon, Terry Link and Arthur L. Turner have filed for lieutenant governor.

State Rep. Boland is circulating a petition for this seat, but had not yet filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

Democrat Lisa Madigan has filed for attorney general, and Democrat Jesse White for secretary of state. Both are incumbents.

For comptroller, Republicans Jim Dodge and Judy Baar Topinka have filed, along with Democrats S. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Lane Hoffman and David E. Miller.

Democrat Justin P. Oberman has filed for treasurer.

On the Internet Illinois Board of Elections: www.elections.state.il.us

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