The name of Rock Island County State's Attorney Dora Villarreal will appear on the Democratic primary ballot in March. That was the ruling announced Tuesday by the county's electoral board, overruling several objections.
Another candidate has entered the already crowded race for Rock Island County State's Attorney. Ron Stradt of Moline has joined three other Democrats, and two Republicans, competing for their party's nomination in the March primary election.
A local lawyer with experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and private litigator is running for Rock Island County State's Attorney. This morning, Herb Schultz announced he wants to be the Democratic nominee.
An Interim State's Attorney may soon be appointed for Rock Island County. Tuesday County Board Chairman Richard Brunk announced his choice of Dora Villarreal to replace John McGehee who started working as a circuit judge last month.