This week candidates for office are busy filing their Petitions for Candidacy with either the State Board of Elections or the Lake County Clerk. With one exception as of today.
Tom Handyside of Zion, Illinois, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 61st District, has decided to withdraw his candidacy for this office.
“It is with regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for State Representative in the 61st District,” Handyside said. “I am grateful for all of the support I have received.”
He had over 800 voters sign his petitions for election and received support from several area officials and many friends.
Handyside will continue to serve his community, as a member of the Zion Benton Township High School Board of Education, The Boys and Girls Club, the Zion TIF Board and the City of Zion Police Pension Board.
We wish Handyside well in any future endeavors. As a young man, he impressed many as a candidate for office.
Several other announced candidates for various offices have yet to file their Petitions. With the exception of Regional Superintendent of Schools, the deadline for filing is Monday, December 2, 2013 at the close of business hours.