Peoria County Board Sees Drop in Female Representation

Dec 6, 2016

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Credit Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria County Board has three new members. The body remains a democratic majority with a 10-8 make up of Democrats and Republicans. But this board is less gender diverse than its predecessor.

There are still three black members, more than 16% of the boards make-up representing more than 17% of the county’s population based on 2010 census numbers. But the Peoria County Board went from having five women to two. Women make-up more than 51% of the county’s population and now constitute about 11% of the board.

4th District Board Member Andrew Rand was elected to a second term as chairman and 10th District Board Member Stephen Morris was also elected to his second term as vice-chair.