State lawmaker wins another round of ballot case

  • State Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, won another round of her ballot case this week.

      State Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, won another round of her ballot case this week. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/12/2016 6:32 PM

State Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, won another round in her fight to remain on the March ballot after a judge this week declined to overrule state election officials' decision to let her run for re-election.

Moeller's candidacy had been challenged by Elgin resident Julie Schmidt, who argues the lawmaker shouldn't be allowed to run as a Democrat because she signed a Republican's petition signatures and therefore interfered in another party's primary.

 

Moeller's camp argued because she signed her Democratic petitions first, she should be able to run as a Democrat.

The case was argued in Sangamon County court this week. The judge in the case didn't issue a lengthy opinion, simply saying he wouldn't overturn the Illinois State Board of Elections decision.

Schmidt's attorney, Jeffrey Meyer, says an appeal could be considered.

Ballots are printed and available for voting, and Moeller is uncontested in the March 15 primary.

She was appointed to the post in 2014 and defeated Meyer later that year to win a full term.

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