EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County will have a new sheriff next year.
No one filed to run against Glen Carbon Police Chief John Lakin in the Nov. 4 general election. Lakin won a hotly contested March 18 primary against Sheriff Robert Hertz. Lakin worked for the sheriff’s department for 23 years, including nine under Hertz. He retired from the department in 2011 and was appointed as Glen Carbon’s police chief the same year.
Hertz, a 42-year veteran of the department, has served as sheriff since 2002.
In other countywide races:
Incumbent Democratic Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza of Granite City will face challenger Republican Stephen J. Adler of Alton.
Incumbent Treasurer Republican Kurt Prenzler will face a challenge from Democrat Marleen Suarez of Collinsville.
County Board District 5: Incumbent Republican Michael “Mick” Madison of Bethalto will face challenger Democrat Will Hanfelder of Edwardsville.
County Board District 9: Incumbent Democrat James “Jim” Dodd of Alton will face Republican Terrence G. Peterson of Alton.
County Board District 10: Incumbent Democrat Bruce Malone of Alton will face challenger Chris Doucleff of Alton.
County Board District 11: Incumbent Republican Brad Maxwell is running unopposed.
County Board District 12: Democrat Steven L. Kochan of Wood River is running against independent Robert Pollard of East Alton. Incumbent Mark Burris of Wood River did not file for re-election.
County Board District 14: Incumbent Republican Tom McRae of Bethalto is running against Democratic challenger Jared J. Hartsock of Bethalto.
County Board District 16: Democratic incumbent Helen M. Hawkins of Granite City is running unopposed.
County Board District 21: Incumbent Democrat Arthur Asadorian of Granite City is running against challenger independent John “Chris” Janek of Granite City.
County Board District 23: Incumbent Democrat Gussie Glasper of Venice is running unopposed.
County Board District 24: Incumbent Republican Jamie Goggin of Edwardsville is running unopposed.
The County Board seats are all four-year terms.
The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 7; grace period registration is Wednesday, Oct. 8, to Saturday, Nov. 1. Absentee voting runs from Thursday, Sept. 25, to Monday, Nov. 3. Early voting goes from Monday, Oct. 20, to Saturday, Nov. 1. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
For more information, visit www.madisonvotes.com/elections.shtml.