Algonquin Township’s Sharon Meroni challenged the candidates running for legislative office in her part of the state, just as she challenged the candidacies of various judges, including Independent Sally Wiggins’ during the last election cycle.
Her most recent action is to drop the three candidates for State Representative to fill Mark Beaubien’s seat starting in 2013, but to continue the challenge of State Senator Dan Duffy’s and his Democratic Party counterpart Amanda Howland’s right to be on the ballot. Both are unopposed in the primary election.
She is seeking administrative review in a case entitled Meroni V ISBE, filed in Cook County Tuesday.
“Our suit seeks to get at the underlying Constitutional issues with as little disruption to the different candidate campaigns as possible,” Meroni explained.
“The underlying issue is that the US and Illinois Constitution requires citizenship, but there is no process where the candidate’s citizenship qualifications are entered into the public record,” she explained.
“Consequently, we [at Defend the Vote] believe that infringes on my right to vote.”
“We are prepared to take this all the way to the Supreme Court,” she concluded.