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Drury Will Remain on Primary Ballot, Despite Questions Over Financial Interest Filing

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The Illinois State Board of Elections voted to allow Scott Drury, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General, to remain on the ballot.

Drury is a state representative and that's where confusion arose. 

Candidates have to file statements of economic interest which are done to highlight any financial conflicts of interest.  The hearing focused, not on what was in the filing, but whether it qualified since Drury submitted it as a member of the legislature rather than for the higher office of attorney general.  Drury's attorney argued that was a technicality since both positions are in state government.

Five of the eight board members voted to keep Drury on the ballot.

No word yet on whether the decision will be appealed to a court.

Meanwhile, Drury had challenged another candidate for attorney general, Renato Mariotti, that he lacked enough valid petition signatures.  The board unanimously agreed to let him stay on the ballot.

Jaclyn has an MA in Journalism from DePaul University and a BS in History form Monmouth College. Prior to reporting, Jaclyn was a social science teacher and department chair at Greenfield High School. Previously, Jaclyn reported for WICS Newschannel 20 where she covered a variety of assignments including courts, politics, and breaking news. She also reported at Siouxland News in Sioux City Iowa, the shared CBS/Fox television newsroom. Her internships included WGN and Comcast SportsNet in Chicago.