BOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO FILL STEPHENS’ SEAT
Bond County has a new State Representative. WGEL spoke with Bond County Republican Chairman Curt Haas who said O’Fallon attorney Paul Evans was selected for the job. Haas said seven well qualified applicants were interviewed but Evans was outstanding and the vote was unanimous. Evans lives in the current 102nd District but when the new redistricting map takes effect he will live in the new 108th District so he will not have to move to meet the residency requirement. Haas said Evans would probably have an opponent in the primaries but with his credentials and work ethic he believes he will come out the victor in the primaries and in the general election.
GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HIRES GOLDSMITH
John Goldsmith will be the new Greenville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Greenville’s Director of Tourism. Julia Jenner, who has been in that position for many years, announced she was leaving to take a full-time job at St. Louis Junior College. Goldsmith is also the National Road Association State Director and will assume his additional duties in late September. He has experience in tourism and broadcasting. As Director of the National Road Association in Illinois, John has extensive experience in tourism. John is a Bond County native and spent his early working years as an on-air personality, program director, and news director at WGEL radio.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL TO FILL WILL BOYD SEAT VACANCY
Greenville City Councilman Will Boyd resigned effective August 1 and now the council will appoint someone to fill Boyd’s seat for the remainder of his term ending in 2013. Several people have expressed interest in serving on the council. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to fill the open council seat, send a letter of interest and your qualifications to: Attention City Council, 404 S. 3rd Street, Greenville, IL 62246. Letters must be received by August 31. You may also email your letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.