Madison County Board member Peggy Voumard has announced that she will retire at the end of her current term instead of seeking re-election in November. Voumard, who is currently completing her second term, ran unopposed in the Democratic primary earlier this year and was scheduled to face Republican Don Metzler in the November election for the District 9 seat.
Board Chairman Alan Dunstan says she was a very good board member.
Democratic precinct committeemen from District 9 will have until August 23rd to name a replacement candidate. Voumard has also announced that she will be retiring as Alton's deputy comptroller later this year.