ROCHELLE — As all eyes are on the race for Illinois Governor and 16th Congressional District, there will soon be an opportunity for those looking to make an impact closer to home.
In April of 2019, an election will be held for several local boards. The League of Women Voters is hosting an election workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for those who might be interested in running for an elected office.
“The workshop is really just to encourage people to think about running for local boards of a school, library, park, city, village or township,” said Kathy Hollonbeck, retired Rochelle City Council member and LOWV member. “Those elections are not until April, but the filing time corresponds just in case there will need to be a primary.”
Hollonbeck will facilitate the meeting along with Rebecca Huntley, retired Ogle County Clerk and County Board member. Several previous candidates will be in attendance to discuss putting together a local campaign.
Ogle County Clerk Laura Cook will touch on the filing requirements.
The free election workshop will be held at the Ogle County Services building in downtown Rochelle and is open to the public.
“We hope people would consider running for these local and municipal boards,” Hollonbeck added. “You really get to have your voice heard and help make decisions that affect our daily lives.”