EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County voters will pick a County Board chairman and state’s attorney in the Nov. 8 general election.
Incumbent Democratic County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan of Troy is running against Republican Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler of Edwardsville.
Dunstan was elected chairman by the County Board in 2002 and in 2004 became the first chairman elected by voters in a countywide election. Before being elected chairman, he served seven terms on the County Board. In 1978, he became the state’s youngest elected official when he was elected as a Troy alderman at age 21.
Prenzler, a certified public accountant, was elected treasurer in 2010. He is the only Republican who holds a countywide office. He was vice president for acquisitions for the Fireside Group from 1998 to 2004.
Incumbent Democratic State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons of Granite City faces a challenge from Republican Ronald N. Williams of Glen Carbon.
Williams is a U.S. Military Academy graduate who served two tours in Vietnam and retired as a colonel after 32 years in the Army. Williams served 12 years in the county’s public defender’s office.
Gibbons was appointed as state’s attorney in November 2010 to fill the unexpired term of former State’s Attorney William Mudge, now a circuit judge. Gibbons was elected to a four-year term in November 2012. He started working for the State’s Attorney’s Office in 1998.
In contested County Board seats:
District 2: Republican Donald A. Moore vs. independent Tyler Oberkfell, both of Troy
District 3: Republican Philip W. Chapman vs. independent Chris Durbin, both of Highland
District 4: Incumbent Democrat Kelly Tracy of Marine vs. Republican David W. Michael of Highland
District 6: Democrat Brad Beck of Godfrey vs. Republican Raymond E. Wesley of Alton
District 13: Democrat Greg M. McCalley vs. Republican James Futrell, both of East Alton
District 15: Democratic incumbent William “Bill” Robertson of Hartford vs. Republican Chris Slusser of Wood River
District 17: Democratic incumbent Ann Gorman vs. Republican Bob Hulme, both of Edwardsville
District 18: Democratic incumbent Jack Minner vs. Republican Fred Schulte, both of Edwardsville
District 19: Democrat Michael Charles Parkinson vs. Republican Kathleen “Kathy” Goclan, both of Granite City
District 26: Democrat Ross Breckenridge vs. Republican Erica Conway Harriss, both of Edwardsville
District 27: Democratic incumbent M. Joe Semanisin vs. Republican Clint Jones, both of Maryville
District 28: Democratic incumbent Elizabeth “Liz” Dalton vs. Republican Harold Lee Wathan Jr., both of Collinsville
Dennis D. Vansandt and Jeff Sedlacek, both of Edwardsville, are running as nonpartisan candidates for trustee of the Holiday Shores Sanitary District.
Ballot issues will be finalized after Aug. 10. Election information is available on the county website.