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Seven thimbles featuring the names of Geo M. Vanderhill; MB Overtaker; Lester E. Collins; Howarth Greenning; and William D. Conway all of whom ran for political office in local elections in Springfield, IL. These individuals evidently ran for County…

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This is a political poster from the 1978 election for state comptroller. It belongs to John Castle who ran as Republican nominee that year and appears to be the incumbent. Castle lived in Dekalb, and he was chairman of the Sandwich State Bank. He…

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In 2004, Jay Hoffman was re-elected as State Representative (he served from 1991 to 2011). He represents the 113th District in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2013.

Also on the picture are Louis Hannig and his wife LaWanda, the…

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Jim Langfelder ran as the Democratic nominee for Springfield mayor in 2015. He defeated Republican Paul Palazzolo. Jim Langfelder follows in the footsteps of his father, Ossie Langfelder, who served as mayor of Springfield from 1987-1995.

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Jim Langfelder served Springfield as the Democratic city treasurer in 2003.

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This postcard urges voters to support and vote for Doris Turner for Ward 3 Alderman. She is endorsed by Mayor Ossie Langfelder on the front of the card while prominent community members offer their endorsements on the reverse side.

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A satirical cartoon mocking the campaign of Gary A. Tumulty for Sangamon County Clerk as well has his previous campaigns. Tumulty is depicted as the main character in "Saturday Night Fever," a popular movie at the time but the title has been changed…

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Langfelder Family members have campaigned successfully in Springfield including Josh Langfelder for County Recorder, Jim Langfelder for Mayor in 2015, and Jimmy O. Langfelder for City Treasurer.

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This is a clear christmas tree ornament with the words "Ossie Mayor" printed in cursive. Not much else is known about which election for Mayor of Springfield it was for. Certainly, it was used as a give away type promotional item. Ossie Langfelder…
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