McLean County Board member steps down after less than 1 year in office
BLOOMINGTON (25News Now) - McLean County Republicans will temporarily gain a one-vote majority on the county board after a Democratic member resigned her position on Sunday.
Jeannie Biles was elected to the board last November representing District 8, which includes Bloomington’s west side.
Biles is moving out of state for “professional opportunities,” according to a news release from the county administrator’s office.
Until her resignation, Democrats and Republicans each had 10 members. The GOP will hold a 10-9 majority until a new member is appointed.
Republican Chair John McIntyre will nominate Biles’ replacement, who must be a Democrat.
Applications and resumes are being accepted at the county administrator’s office until noon on Thursday, Sept. 7. The county board’s executive committee will interview candidates on Sept. 11. The full board will vote on McIntyre’s nomination on Thursday, Sept. 14.
The new board member will serve the remainder of Biles’ term which runs expires in December of next year.
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