Candidates sought for Logan County circuit clerk position
Applicants for temporary appointment requested; new election dates
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[September 03, 2009]
Logan County Board Chairman
Terry Carlton has announced that a midterm vacancy in the circuit
clerk position will be filled by appointment. The vacancy will be
created by the departure of Carla Bender as she takes a state
In addition to the appointment, the elected term of office has been
Bender won her most recent term and other past terms of
office unopposed. The current four-year term she won last November
was set for Dec. 1, 2008-Dec. 1, 2012.
The term of the appointment would be Oct. 1, 2009-Nov. 30, 2010.
The next elected term would be changed to Dec. 1, 2010-Dec. 1,
Carlton explained the procedures and timeline to replace Bender.
"The vacancy in the office of the Circuit Court clerk will be
effective Oct. 1, 2009," he said. "It will be filled with an
appointment by the Logan County Board. Pursuant to statute, the
vacancy must be filled within 60 days by a member of the same party
as the official who is leaving the vacancy. In this case it is
Those interested in being considered
for appointment to fill the vacancy in the circuit clerk's office
shall forward a letter of interest and resume by Sept. 15 to:
County Board Chairman
P.O. Box 39
Lincoln, IL 62656
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The office will be up for nomination in the primary election on
Feb. 2, 2010, and elected in the Nov. 2, 2010, general election.
Those wishing to file for nomination must obtain petitions at the
county clerk's office. Filing dates for the position are Oct.
26-Nov. 2. The new duly elected official will take office in
December 2010 as prescribed by law.
Specific information about the statutory duties of the circuit
clerk can be found in the Clerk of Courts Act at
705 ILCS 105.
[Text from news release; LDN]