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George Pearson, chairman of the Will County GOP, called for Jim Glasgow to resign as States Attorney

JOLIET, IL— On Friday morning, the Will County Republican chairman and his slate of candidates for the November election held a news conference calling for Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow's resignation. They accused Glasgow of abusing his authority by orchestrating a secret court hearing intended to remove Glasgow's challenger Rick Munoz from the ballot.

If Munoz's candidacy is rejected, Glasgow will run unopposed. By Friday afternoon, Joliet attorney Scott Pyles notified Joliet Patch and other news media outlets he is representing Richard Girot, a Will County Republican voter who has filed a formal objection to Munoz's candidacy for Will County State's Attorney. Pyles is a partner at Will County's largest law firm, Rathbun, Cservanyak & Kozol.

Pyles told Patch the election dispute may have a hearing at the courthouse late next week.

"This statement is in response to comments by the Republican County Chair regarding their recent appointment of Rick Munoz as a Republican candidate for State's Attorney," Pyles wrote Patch. "It is undisputed that Rick Munoz voted in the 2020 Democratic primary. Under the Illinois Election code and settled case law, he is a qualified voter of the Democratic Party for this election cycle and cannot file the critical statement of candidacy for another established political party."

According to Pyles, Munoz filed a statement of candidacy on Monday, June 1 stating he was a qualified voter of the Republican Party. "As such, he filed a false statement of candidacy," Pyles wrote. "Under the election code, that statement of candidacy is void. He is ineligible to run as a Republican, and is ineligible to be elected as a Republican in this election cycle."

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By John Ferak, Patch Staff
Jun 4, 2020 12:00 pm CT|Updated Jun 5, 2020 11:14 pm CT
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