State Board of Elections Terminates Councilman's Campaign

Aug 19, 2016

The Illinois State Board of Elections has terminated the political campaign committee of Fifth District Peoria City Councilman Casey Johnson. The termination comes for failing to file quarterly campaign disclosures.


The letter mailed to Johnson's Hamilton Road Address says he has not responded the Campaign Disclosure Division for a year.

The first term councilman moved from his 4th District Hamilton Road address to a new home in the 5th District in March. His previous residence was in the 5th District before the boundary lines were redrawn with 2010 Census data. So the move was necessary for him to run for reelection.

Casey Johnson, 5th District Council Member
Credit City of Peoria

Johnson says he plans to reinstate his political committee and will seek reelection.

In addition to moving, Johnson represents the fastest growing district in the city, he has a young family and maintains his work and council schedules. It may have been an oversight. But his reinstatement with the Illinois State Board of Elections will come with a fine. That’s a $6,300 mea culpa.