Petitions Available for Lake Land College Trustee Seats


Published on September 13 2018 3:34 pm
Last Updated on September 13 2018 3:35 pm

Persons who wish to file for a seat on the Board of Trustees of Lake Land College, Community College District No. 517, may pick up nominating petitions at the office of Jean Anne Grunloh, senior executive to the president, at Lake Land College on or after Sept. 18.

Petitions are available from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday when the college is open. Grunloh’s office is located in the Board and Administration Center at the main campus in Mattoon.

Completed petition packets will be accepted on behalf of Board Secretary Ms. Ann Deters in the same office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 10 through Dec. 17, 2018.

Two six-year terms and one four-year vacancy will appear on the Lake Land College ballot.  The two six year terms are held by Mr. Bruce Owen, Dieterich, and Mr. Dave Storm, Effingham.  Ms. Meg Yargus Steward, Marshall, was appointed in October 2017 to fill the vacancy created by Dr. Robert Luther’s resignation. Her appointment to the vacancy was to serve on the Board until the next regular election in April 2019 when a successor will be elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term that goes through 2023.  

Persons elected on April 2, 2019, will begin their terms of office by April 30, 2019.

To run in the election, interested persons must:

  • Hold U.S. citizenship;
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be a resident of the state of Illinois for one year immediately preceding the election;
  • Be a resident of Community College District No. 517 for one year immediately preceding the election and;
  • Be a registered voter.

Nominating petitions require the signatures of at least 50 registered voters and should be filed with the office of the senior executive to the president. The candidate may file in person, by mail or by a representative. Each board candidate must also submit a statement of candidacy and a receipt indicating he or she has filed a statement of economic interest with the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of the unit of local government with which the person is associated is located. 

The period for filing objections to nomination papers will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the same office during the following five business days: Tuesday, December 18, 2018; Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018; Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018; Friday, Dec. 21, 2018; and Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

For more information, contact Grunloh at 217-234-5329.