White County voters spoke loud and clear last night, voting overwhelmingly for Jordan Weiss as the Republican candidate for county Sheriff, as he garnered 66.50% of the vote to candidate Mark Worlds' 33.50%. [Read more...]
White County Republicans Meet Tonight
White County Republicans will meet tonight in Carmi at the Reagan building at 6:30 p.m. Two guest speakers are scheduled for tonight's regular monthly meeting. Kelly Ackerman and Ron Ellis, Candidate for the 117th Representative district will both be addressing attendees. [Read more...]
Candidate for Supervisor of Assessments: Gary Baxley
"My name is Gary Baxley and I am the Republican candidate for the office of White County Supervisor of Assessments.
I am a Carmi native whose family has lived in White County for over 200 years. I graduated from Carmi Township High School and then received an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel. I then enlisted in the United States Army and served 20 months foreign duty in Central America. After returning home, I enrolled for classes at Frontier College to better my education.
"After 16 years of employment with Exxon Corporation that included moves to New Mexico, Kentucky, St. Elmo, IL, and finally to Louisiana, I returned back home to Carmi in 1996. [Read more...]
Statewide Bus Tour for Gubernatorial Candidate Bailey Stops in Carmi Next Week
Candidate Profile: 5th Appellate District Judge Race
Voters in White County will be choosing a judge in the June primary to sit in the Fifth Appellate Judicial district. Judge Barry Vaughn was appointed to the seat in 2020, but now the voters of the 5th district will get a say in the matter later this month. Here are personal and professional profiles of the two candidates vying for that seat. [Read more...]
Two Republican Candidates Vie to Represent the New IL 117th District in June Primary
Representative Patrick Windhorst is a former states attorney elected in 2018 to represent the 118th district, but now is a candidate to represent the new 117th district. A native of southern Illinois, Windhorst lives in Metropolis with his wife Holly and their young daughter and son. After graduating from Massac County High School, Patrick graduated from Shawnee Community College in 1995, then earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in 1997 before going on to graduate from law school at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2000. In 2004, Patrick was elected as State’s Attorney for Massac County where he served until being elected State Representative. As State’s Attorney, Patrick worked to reduce violent crime and to protect his community from the scourge of drug addiction.
Candidate Profile for County Board District #4
Cassie Pigg, Carmi
"For those that don’t already know me, I'm Cassie Pigg, formerly known as Cassie Hughes. Growing up with Gene and Glenda Ackerman as grandparents, I’m very rooted in Republican politics, but I’m no politician. I’m running for a second term on the White County board because I CARE about the future of our home.
Being raised in Rural White County, my husband and I built our forever home on the family farm in the Brownsville area. We have two incredible children: Izzy, three years, and Noah, 6 months. These miraculous tiny humans have made me appreciate how operations at the local level can impact their future.
Primary Profile: White County Board District #2
White County Board District #2 is comprised of Indian Creek and Heralds Prairie Townships. Two new candidates are vying to represent the district and there is one candidate from each township. Adam Sexton from Heralds Prairie and Amanda Cannon from Indian Creek are the candidates in the June 28 primary race for District 2.
Hi! I’m Amanda Cannon and I’m asking for your vote for White County board in June for District 2. I’ve sold real estate in White county for over 20 years, and am currently with the Property Shop. I’ve also made my second home with the Gallatin White water district for the last 12 years. [Read more...]