Tuesday, June 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
A Broadview man was among a group of third party and independent candidates to enter the Illinois governor’s race on June 25, the last day for candidates seeking to appear on the ballot in November to submit nominating petitions to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Gregg Moore, whose official campaign address is listed as 1930 S. 13th Ave. in Broadview on state election documents, filed to run as an independent.
State records show that Moore also filed papers to run in 2014 and 2010. He was removed from the ballot in both of those years.
Other last-minute candidates include State Sen. Sam McCann, a conservative from Plainview; Kash Jackson, a Liberterian; William “Dock” Walls, a former Chicago mayoral candidate; and Mary Vann-Metcalf, who may be removed from the ballot because of an insufficient amount of petition signatures.
Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, and J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic nominee, both secured places on the ballot after wins in the March primaries.
According to state election law, candidates from major parties are only required to secure 5,000 valid signatures for a place on the ballot while all other candidates are required to secure 25,000.
A June 25 report by Chicago Tonight explained that, so far, it’s “unclear whether Walls and Moore turned in sufficient signatures to meet a board standard of at least 10 percent of the required amount.” VFP
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