Emergency Test Interrupts Candidate On Focus
The two Democratic candidates for the 103rd legislative district were guests this morning on Focus on AM580.
Urbana City Council member Carol Ammons and Champaign attorney Sam Rosenberg agreed on many issues including education funding, taxes and job creation.
During the conversation, a required test of the Emergency Alert System automatically triggered, blocking out Ammons’ response to a question about how to pay for increased access to education.
Her answer will air in its entirety during the repeat of Focus Tuesday night at 8pm. The audio responses from both candidates also appear below.
Both candidates discussed the importance of education funding for both K-12 and college level students. They were asked how they would boost education funding at a time when the state is running large deficits.
A democrat has long represented the 103rd district for the legislature in Illinois. Both Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg want to keep it that way. One of the two candidates will represent the district in the general election in the fall, but whomever that will be has to win the March 18 primary first. So far, Champaign county democrats have been divided.
Last week, Scott Cameron talked with Republican candidate Kristin Williamson, who is running unopposed. This hour on Focus, he talks with Ammons, an Urbana Alderwoman and Sam Rosenberg, a Champaign based attorney.
Do you have questions for Ammons or Rosenberg? Give us a call this hour on Focus or Tweet us @Focus580.
Naomi Jakobsson announced last fall that she would not be seeking reelection for her seat as state representative for the 103rd District in the Illinois House of Representatives. As the primary election draws closer, we’ve heard a lot from democratic candidates Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg. Kristin Williamson, the Republican vying for Jakobsson’s seat, will also be on the ballot and is running unopposed. She joins Scott Cameron for the first half of this hour on Focus.
Then, Tom Kacich, reporter for the News-Gazette, and Brian Mackey, statehouse reporter for Illinois Public Radio, join the show. We’ll talk about the race for the 103rd district and will find out about other primaries around the state that are worth paying attention to this spring.
Do you have questions for Kristin Williamson? Give us a call, tweet us @Focus580 or send us an email!