There is just one contested race for a Madison County Board seat from the Riverbend next year, and so far, just one contested countywide race. The election of 2016 will feature a presidential race, and candidates for a U.S. Senate seat.
There are 20 seats open on the Madison County Board next year, but only 11 contested races. Of those races, three could be decided in the primary. Only one Riverbend area seat on the board has multiple candidates. The seat currently held by Steve Adler in Godfrey District 6 will be up for grabs, as he is not running for re-election. Two Republican candidates will square off in that primary, Raymond Wesley and David Baker. For countywide offices, just one race is contested as Shannon Bradford has filed to run against incumbent Amy Meyer for the Democratic nomination for Madison County Recorder. Incumbents in the offices of Madison County Auditor, State’s Attorney, Coroner and Circuit Clerk are unopposed. The Primary is March 18, with the general election on November 8, 2016.