Friday, October 31, 2014

Renoud files against Stottlemire

By DYLAN LYSEN, Herald Staff Writer | 5/30/2014

Elections for Franklin County look to be pretty uneventful this fall as all incumbents have filed for re-election, but one incumbent will have to fight off the challenge of a recently retired school principal.

Don Stottlemire, board member representing the 5th District of the Franklin Count Board of Commissioners, filed for re-election, but will have to campaign against Randall Renoud, a realtor and retired Wellsville Elementary School principal, Janet Paddock, county clerk, said.

Elections for Franklin County look to be pretty uneventful this fall as all incumbents have filed for re-election, but one incumbent will have to fight off the challenge of a recently retired school principal.

Don Stottlemire, board member representing the 5th District of the Franklin Count Board of Commissioners, filed for re-election, but will have to campaign against Randall Renoud, a realtor and retired Wellsville Elementary School principal, Janet Paddock, county clerk, said.

Renoud said he isn’t running for the commission because he’s upset with the board, but because he thinks townships in the area need to be accounted for.

“I think one of the concerns for the whole rural Franklin County community has to be the Internet access, and access to all services,” Renoud said. “Secondly I think the importance of working with communities such as Lane and Rantoul and Peoria and Wellsville, those cities or towns are small enough they need the services of the county, or need the county to help with services. Even with working with the City of Ottawa and Franklin County is important.”

With experience as a principal in the Wellsville school district, Renoud said he believes he possesses the management skills a board member needs to serve the county. He said he’s been a principal of a high school, an athletic director, and is currently the Peoria township treasurer.

“I work with public boards, with public schools, I work with public budgets. I understand the politics of public,” Renoud said. “I have an extensive background in that part of it, in management if that’s what you want to call it.”

Renoud said his biggest concern is making sure the rural parts of the county are being represented.

“What I really want to do is see the four townships of District 5 are well represented, and that the people there feel like we talk about the issues that we have and that the rural part of the county is being served,” Renoud said.

The rest of the incumbents up for re-election this fall have filed as well. Steve Harris, board chair and 4th District representative; Colton Waymire, board vice chair and 1st District representative; and Jeff Richards, sheriff, have filed for re-election.

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