Six candidates meet deadline to run for the Cook County Board

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Six Democratic candidates met this week’s filing deadline to run for the open 1st District Cook County Commissioner seat.

The candidates include Ike Carothers, a convicted felon who had to resign from his aldermanic position, and Ronald Lawless, who sought the seat in 2010.

Commissioner Earlean Collins did not seek re-election; she’s held the office since 1998.

The winner of the March 18 primary will be on the November general election ballot. No Republicans filed for the primary race by the Dec. 2nd deadline.

Here are the candidates in the order they filed their papers:

*Blake Sercye of the 5800 block of West Midway Park (11/25/2013 09:00 AM)

*Richard R. Boykin of the 100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Park (11/25/2013 09:00 AM)

*Isaac “Ike” Carothers of the 5800 block of West Race Avenue (11/25/2013 09:00 AM)

*Brenda Smith of the 100 block of North Waller Avenue (11/25/2013 09:00 AM)

*Oddis “O.J” Johnson of the 1100 block of North Massasoit (12/02/2013 02:45 PM)

*Ronald Lawless of the 200 block of North Grove Avenue in Oak Park (12/02/2013 05:00 PM)

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