Bradley board president Doug Stewart replacing the late James Polk on ICC board Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam

PEORIA — Longtime area banker Doug Stewart, who serves on the Bradley University board of trustees, also will serve on the Illinois Central College board for the next few months.

ICC board members plans to appoint Stewart to fill out the remaining four months on the term of James Polk, who died Nov. 8. Stewart previously served on ICC’s board 10 years, including three times as chairman. He is currently chairman of Bradley’s board and PNC Bank regional president for central Illinois.

The board is scheduled to vote on Stewart’s appointment at the January meeting. He will fill out Polk’s term, which expires in April.

Eight people, including Polk’s widow, plan to run for three seats on the April 4 ballot.

Other candidates include the founder of ELITE, a well-known youth behavioral program, a retired high school superintendent, a Peoria County sheriff’s deputy, and a physicians’ recruiter.

The candidates include:

Angelito Capati, president of AC Gentrol and ICC graduate who went on to obtain an MBA; Carl Cannon, founder of ELITE and vice chairman of the Peoria Housing Authority board; Kelly Daniels, Paula Davis, retired superintendent of Pekin Community High School and the mayor of Peoria’s representative on the Peoria Pathways to Prosperity committee.

Also running are:

Brett Fugate, founder and CEO of Fugate Inc., a musical instrument-maker and former candidate for East Peoria mayor; Ronda Guyton, a sheriff’s deputy, volunteer for breast cancer awareness and ICC graduate who serves on the Campus Advisory Alumni Board for the University of Illinois Springfield; Patti Polk, volunteer coordinator for Harbor Light Hospice who is national president of Church Women United; and Leslie Rachel Reliford, a senior physicians’ recruiter at OSF Healthcare and ICC graduate who earned higher degrees at UIS.

Pam Adams can be reached at 686-3245 or Follow her on Twitter @padamspam.

Bradley board president Doug Stewart replacing the late James Polk on ICC board

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