[July 23, 2013]Sally Litterly has announced
that she will seek a sixth term as Logan County clerk and recorder
of deeds. She will run as a Republican in the March 18, 2014,
Litterly was elected county clerk and recorder in 1994. Beyond her
many statutory roles as county clerk and recorder, she assists the
Logan County Board as its clerk with budgeting and levies, as well
as policy and procedure. She also actively participates as a member
of the Geographic Information Systems Committee for Logan County.
Litterly earned her bachelor's degree in legal studies from the
University of Illinois and a master's degree in organizational
leadership from Lincoln Christian University. She is an adjunct
professor of government at Lincoln Christian University and is
passionate about engaging young people in the democratic process and
debate. Due to her extensive history of leadership in government,
her work with youth and her years of teaching at the college level,
she has been chosen as a 2013 member of the distinguished Leadership
In 2011, Litterly was elected president of the Illinois
Association of County Clerks and Recorders. She remains on the
Executive Board of Officers of the statewide professional
organization and serves on the Legislative and Tax committees.
Litterly is also an appointed member of the Illinois State Board of
Elections Advisory Committee. Her service and dedication to her
profession was recognized by her peers when they nominated her for
the award of Illinois County Clerk and Recorder of the Year. At age
51, she is the longest serving woman in an elected office in Logan
Litterly says that over the course of five terms in office she
has focused on making the office more efficient and responsive to
the taxpayers. She points to a host of improvements in her office at
many levels, including tax processing, accounts payable and
receivable, vital statistics, recording, and in her role as the
county's election official.
"As the state and federal governments continue to impose more
unfunded mandates on our county, we have taken a proactive approach
to streamlining all statutory processes in the office," Litterly
Litterly plans to announce a new online program that will allow
review and printing of recorded documents. "I look forward to
introducing the Tapestry and Laredo Land Records Management program,
which will allow immediate access to information via the Internet,"
she said. "It will also provide protection to our community with a
property fraud alert system." The details of this innovative new
technology will be released next month.
Litterly specifically commends her staff for their service to the
county. "The employees of the office of the county clerk are
knowledgeable and professional public servants. They work hard every
day to ensure that we are responsive and accountable to the
citizens. They are an asset to Logan County as a whole, and I am
very proud of them," Litterly said.
About her fellow county officials, Litterly offered: "I am
privileged to work with such a fine group of elected officials. They
are hardworking, dedicated and committed to the long-term health and
stability of Logan County. It is an honor to serve with them."
Litterly said she looks forward to many more challenges and
continuing her service to the people of Logan County.
She is a
resident of Elkhart and has two children: Michael, a farmer and
technical adviser for aNH3 Co., and Morgan, a senior at the
University of Illinois.