A slate of Republican candidates, including one challenging five-term Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, have filed to run for Will County offices in the November election in races where no candidates ran in the March GOP primary.
Rick Munoz, 50, of Plainfield, leads the slate of candidates that filed Monday, challenging Democrat Glasgow. He served as an assistant state’s attorney in Kane County for one year before going into private practice.
Republicans Anthony Granata and James Buiter also filed with the slate.
Granata, an independent political consultant from Frankfort, is challenging incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Andrea Lynn Chasteen. Granata has also worked professionally in the entertainment and hospitality industry, and served eight year as a Frankfort Square Park District commissioner.
Buiter, a CPA and financial adviser who serves as the Crete Township clerk, is challenging incumbent Auditor Kevin “Duffy” Blackburn in the November election.
Munoz said he decided to run because he did not feel Glasgow was representing Will County residents, particularly as it related to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, which Munoz argues was done illegally.
“He’s not going to stand up for people’s rights; he put party over people’s rights,” Munoz said. Both Munoz and Will County Republican Central Committee Chair George Pearson argued Glasgow does not regularly prosecute cases.
“He doesn’t go to court,” Pearson said. “He’s just a figurehead.”
By ALICIA FABBRE - DAILY SOUTHTOWN | JUN 03, 2020 AT 12:07 PM