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Tazewell County Republicans to take full control of county board

Tim Shelley

The Tazewell County Board will come under full Republican control.

The county's Democrats ran a full slate of candidates against Republicans in District 1, the only district where the Democrats still retained incumbents.

But the seven Republican candidates far outpaced Democrats in the district which includes Pekin and Delavan.

Monica Connett (D) was the only incumbent running for reelection to lose her seat. Frank Sciortino, the only other Democrat serving on the county board, didn't run for re-election.

Libertarian Eric Stahl failed to win a seat in the county board's District 2.

Republicans also control all of the countywide offices. Appointed Republican Tazewell County State's Attorney Kevin Johnson defeated Libertarian Gabe Casey for the two-year unexpired term left by Stewart Umholtz, who recently became a judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.