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IC alum selected for Morgan County Commissioner


Illinois College alumna Ginny Fanning ’75 was unanimously selected by the Morgan County Republican Central Committee to succeed the late Dick Rawlings as Morgan County Commissioner and become the Republican candidate in the Nov. 4 general election.

Fanning was sworn in at the county courthouse last week, and it marked the first time a woman held the position of commissioner.

“After having lost such a dear friend and capable leader in Dick, I am committed to continue his tireless dedication to Morgan County. I pledge to work for the betterment of the Morgan County community and further fair and conservative fiscal responsibility in our county government” Fanning said.

Even though Rawlings’ term would not have expired until 2018, a special election is required by law when there is a vacancy less than halfway through a term.” Rawlings died July 15.

Fanning was selected from a pool of 11 candidates. Each candidate was asked to submit a resumé and a petition to the Republican Central Committee.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the turnout and the participation of the Republican Central Committee,” Republican party chairman Steve Hardin said. “Over 30 of the county’s precincts were represented and to come to a unanimous nominee demonstrates the solidarity Ms. Fanning will bring to the party and to fulfill the commissioner’s office.”
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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