Madison County candidates are getting ready for the fall election. A few more names will be on the ballot with Democrats and Republicans thanks to additions following the primary. One exception will be Democrat Madison County Sheriff Candidate John Lakin will not have a Republican opponent.
The Republican Party opted not to run anyone against Lakin after he beat incumbent Bob Hertz in the March Primary. Lakin is currently the police chief in Glen Carbon. Elsewhere on the ballot, the Democratic Party has chosen Jared Hartsock of Bethalto will run against Republican incumbent Tom McRae, also of Bethalto, in District 14. In District 5, Democrat Will Hanfelder will face Republican incumbent Mick Madison. And in District 10 in Alton, Republican Chris Doucleff will challenge incumbent Democrat Bruce Malone.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.