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November 2012 Oswego General Election Central

We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles.

We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles.

Election Info

  • Polling locations: See a complete list of polling locations, CLICK HERE.
  • Voter registration: For a list of voter registration locations, CLICK HERE.
  • Absentee Ballot Application: For an absentee ballot application, CLICK HERE.

Races

11th Congressional District

  •  (D)

14th Congressional District

Illinois 25th Senate Seat

Illnois 49th Senate Seat

  • Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D) Did not respond to requests for information

50th State House Seat

75th State House Seat

  • Jeremy Ly (D) Did not respond to requests for information

84th State House Seat

97th State House Seat

Kendall County Board District 1 (vote for 5)

  • Robert Davidson* (R) Did not respond to requests for information

Kendall County Board District 2 (vote for 5)

  • Kristine Heiman (D)
  • Herman Johnson (D)
  • Elizabeth Flowers* (D)

Kendall County Coroner

  • Ken Toftoy* (R)
  • Mike Dabney (I)

Kendall County Circuit Clerk

  • Danae Iacovella (D)
  • Rebecca Morganegg* (R)

* Denotes incumbent

Editor's note Candidates for Kendall County Board District 2, Coroner and Circuit Clerk are being contacted for candidate profiles. Check back with Patch to find out where the candidates stand. 

News

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Laura Bee August 31, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I'm curious. What does "Same sex marriage" have to do with politics? I've wondered this for a long time since it's SO highlighted lately. How does that affect how government is run and anything to do with the economy? Why is that even a question on the Q & A ? Just seems like somehing to side track people from other very important issues. Like a smoke and mirrors effort. Enlighten me if there is some crazy clarification I'm not seeing here.
Martin August 31, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Its because folks for same-sex marriage view it as a Right, where folks against it view it as a SIn. If you're for it and think its a Right, then a Candidate against it is trampling on your Rights. If you're against it and think its a Sin, then a Candidate that supports it is a Sinner or worse. nice and boiled way down.....
Jane Enviere August 31, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I'd say national policy has everything to do with politics since legislative change requires political action. Some of us believe that equality *is* an important issue. I see no reason why a same sex partner/spouse should not be entitled to the same benefits, for example Social Security, as married couples currently receive. When you talk about "sin", it's a religious position. I don't particularly care how various religions deal with the issue of marriage. If I didn't like their position, I wouldn't be part of their congregation, easy enough. Equality is a civil issue. I don't see the belief in equality for all Americans to be mutually exclusive with having concerns about the economy. Most people can follow more than one thing at a time.
Jeri August 31, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Less levies for the taxpayers, smaller government, and no long term people in elected offices. cut cut cut.....there is always fat......then you would get my vote...
Jeri August 31, 2012 at 09:55 PM
over 30 days prior to dog bite a board member that is on the ballot was warned of the problems at the shelter. and nothing done
Laura Bee September 01, 2012 at 03:48 AM
It still seems a political "Non-Issue" to me. Just a stupid distraction. What if they like Sushi and the one thinking about voting for them doesn't. Or one politition likes cats and the other dogs......Do we base our votes on that ? That's how ridiculous it seems from my perspective. Best to focus on what's important........Same sex marriage is none of my business or any of the governments business. My opinion again.........Just an attempt to distract from much more important issues.
Laura Bee September 01, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Bummer .....because I liked Patti Fee until I saw that she opposes same sex marriage. She needs to know when to zip it. Tacky. A great leader would know when to remain neutral, and pass on such silly questions. I'm married with 4 children. I just don't think that is something that should waste the time of day of so many. It has cost our country too many millions of dollars, that "Same Sex Marriage" question. What a waste.
Martin September 01, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Problem is most of the Candidates don't know when to zip. In general, Dems support same-sex marriage...Reps are against it, for various reasons.
Paul L. September 01, 2012 at 12:30 PM
That's a great way to look at it. The problem becomes the separation of powers between Church and State and the imposing of one religious beliefs on others when elected to power. Does the Church have the power to bend a political leader in setting policy? Here's a quote from Thomas Jefferson which sums it up nicely..."Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State." Even one of the our Countrys main founding fathers saw this as a real threat.
mike ellison October 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
It's ironic with the same sex marriage issue that proponents tell others that it's their right to marry, yet have no problem trampelling on the rights of others when they want others to pay their expenses for health care and other benefits that must come from somewhere. Their 'rights' are nothing more than taking from others. How about if boyfriend and girlfriends also receive benefits? Or how about if someone's dog receive benefits so long as we're talking about sexual perversions?
Loreta J. October 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Boyfriends and girlfriends CAN receive benefits.
Logansdad October 19, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Mike, really someone's dog receiving benefits. Is that the best defense you can come up with. You want to talk about benefits, how about all the benefits children receive. Their education is subsidized by taxpayers - many of whom do not even have kids themselves. I don't hear people griping about this. Also Mike, how would you like it if someone told you that you needed to hire a lawyer and get all kinds of documents drawn up just to pass along property to the one you loved or your kids instead of having that automatically granted to you when you get married. What is ironic is that those opposed to same sex marriage are in favor of smaller government and want government out of their lives, but yet have no problem when it comes to government dictating who can marry who. By the way, what rights are you giving up or are being trampled on if two people of the same sex get married? No one is forcing you to enter into a same sex marriage.
Missing34 October 26, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Laura, you pretty much just showed why it's an issue, you just based your view of candidate simply on which side of the issue that candidate supports.
mecando November 01, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Very well put Logansdad. The thought process of the tea drinking and far right wing nuts is, what ever Fox spews and Rush Lympballs tells them to think.
John November 01, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Wow mecando, that's a very ignorant, mean, and uninformed statement. If people want to know why there's such a polarization of parties right now, look no further than mecando's statement.

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