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Few file as Libertarian, 
independent candidates to run in Nov. 6 election

Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:33 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – Doug Marks, a tea party Libertarian from Carpentersville, filed nominating papers to run against the Republican nominee Karen McConnaughay for the new 33rd Illinois state Senate District.

Marks was among few filers Monday, the last day for new party and independent candidates to be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, said Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham.

Also filing was Julie Fox of West Dundee, as a Libertarian for Kane County auditor. Terry Hunt is the Republican nominee.

Maggie Soliz of Batavia filed as an independent for the Kane County Board in District 10. Susan Starrett of Batavia Township is the GOP nominee.

Neither the state senator, auditor nor District 10 ballot has a Democratic candidate.

Richard Evans of Elgin filed as the Constitution Party candidate to run against incumbent Democrat Keith Farnham in the 43rd state House District.

Several filed for president and vice president, such as:

Howie Hawkins of New York and Jill Stein of Lexington, Maine, filed as the Green Party’s candidates; Linda Anderson Boyd of Washington and Ross “Rocky” Anderson of Utah filed as independents; Lex Green of Bloomington and Edward Rutledge of Lemont filed as Libertarians; and Alex Mendoza of Texas and Stewart Alexander of California filed under the Socialist Party USA.

All candidate nominating petitions recently filed are subject to challenge, state election officials said.

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