CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Voters on April 2, 2019 will determine mayors, village leaders, aldermen, school board members and other top spots in the cities.
More than 1,100 voted early in Champaign County.
Deb Feinen is the incumbent, and has been mayor of Champaign since 2015. She says she will continue to work on projects she says have helped the city improve and grow.
She’s facing challenger Azark Cobbs who says he’s focused on creating oppportunities for innovation and growth for everyone in our community.
Vermilion County had 205 mail-in ballots and 233 early and grace voters. Those numbers cover the area outside of the city of Danville.
In Danville, the race for mayor is another one people are looking at.
Ricky Williams, Jr., is currently serving as interim mayor. He took over when Scott Eeisenhauer left for Rantoul in 2018.
One of his challengers is Jim McMahon. He said one of his top priorities is to ensure public safety. He said they need to get in every neighborhood, assess the problems and come up with strategies for each neighborhood.
Donald Crews said he wants to improve public safety as well, by using high-tech software. He also says he wants to restructure city departments, because, he said, they aren’t communicating.
Steve Nichols said his experience as an alderman is exactly what will help him succeed as mayor. He said he currently works for the people of his ward, but he wants to take that a step further and work for everyone in Danville.