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Two candidates for mayor in Pinckneyville so far; Kellerman weighing another term

John H. Croessman
Posted on 9/30/2014, 9:00 AM

Pinckneyville City Clerk Fran Thomas says that at this writing there are two likely candidates for mayor.

Incumbent accounts and finance commissioner Leonard Heisner has taken out a petition to run for the office of mayor. So has longtime Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District director Robert Spencer.

Incumbent Mayor August Kellerman is telling some insiders he is "99 percent" sure he will not seek re-election, but friends are encouraging him to seek another term.

Onetime public property commissioner Sammy Peradotta has taken out petitions for three commissioner seats (candidates in Pinckneyville run for specific seats while in Du Quoin candidates run at large.

Jim Shillinger has taken out a petition to run for public safety commissioner. Bill Stotlar has taken out a petition to run for accounts and finance commissioner. Reuben Davis, who at one time held the position of street commissioner, then resigned that position, will run again for the street commissioner position.

Incumbent David Stone will seek re-election as public property commissioner.