Morgan County Circuit Clerk Candidate Introduction

Let Us Introduce The Two Morgan County Circuit  Clerk Candidates



Demaree LindseyDL 1

Employment History:

My employment started at the age of 16; I worked 8 years in the Jacksonville area for: Ace Hardware, Walmart, Earl’s Super Valu in South Jacksonville and for Doctors Major, Bohan, Hale and Peterson. My career continued the next 30 years working for the State of Illinois. I have worked for several agencies: the Secretary of State’s office, the Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Central Management Services and currently the Illinois State Police.

Education Information:

I attended Jacksonville School District #117 and graduated in 1980.

Why do you believe you should be elected by the Citizens of Morgan County as the Circuit Clerk:

I’m confident that with my overall experience, dedication, and work ethic I will be able to lead and manage the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s Office in a professional and ethical manner. I would work very closely with both judges in the court house to continue the integrity currently in place.

What experience do you have that makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

Throughout my professional career, I have developed many skills that I believe makes me the most qualified candidate for Morgan County Circuit Clerk. The leadership and management skills I have developed over the years will be beneficial to ensure a seamless transition with work and the employees of the office. I also have experience and knowledge of preparing, managing and adhering to a budget. I have supervised and been responsible for several projects as well as employees. I am very experienced in preparation of fees related to subpoenas on civil, deposition, witness and jury duty compensation for the Illinois General Fund, which will be able to be applied to functions of the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s office. During my tenure, I developed new procedures and forms in order for areas to perform better. I believe I will be able to use this knowledge to further enhance the functions of the office. I have extensive knowledge of personnel and human resource related issues dealing with timekeeping, personnel, contract negotiations, grievances and writing policy.

I currently hold certifications with the State of Illinois in Work Ethics, Rutan Interview Process and Equal Employment Opportunity. My professional career has more than prepared me for this opportunity and once again I believe makes me the best candidate for the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s office.

Community Service, club affiliations:

I am a member of the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, Western Illinois University Parents and Family Association, the Republican National Committee and the Morgan County Republican Women’s Club where I previously held positions of President and Vice-President. I am a long time member of the Morgan County Lincoln Club. I have volunteered at the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry, and this past fall I assisted at the Jacksonville Main Street Pumpkin Festival with hay-rides.

Personal information, spouse, children, etc.

I am the daughter of Paul Byus of Lynnville, and Suzanne Byus of Jacksonville. I was born and raised in Morgan County with residency in Jacksonville and Woodson. I have one sibling, a brother Michael Byus (Mike) who lives in Louisiana. I married Jerry Lindsey in 1984. The son of Wayne and Phyllis Lindsey, now deceased. We are the parents of two daughters Kelsey Plogger (husband Tyler) and Cassie Lindsey. We live on the family farm in northern Morgan County.

• Any other information you wish to share:

I am currently a member of the Literberry Christian Church; formerly a member of the Woodson Christian Church serving as a Sunday school teacher. Being parents of two daughters who were extremely active in 4-H and FFA, our summers were mostly spent supporting and traveling the fair circuit showing various kinds of livestock. I also help on the family farm, working with livestock, picking up parts, supplies and managing the books. I currently hold the position of the Literberry Precinct Committee Woman and have for 16 years.


 


Microsoft Word - Morgan County Circuit Clerk Candidate IntroductAmy L. Sipes

Employment History:

Worked as a waitress at Howard Johnsons and Tops Big Boy, a checker at Country Fair/County Market for 8 years, a secretary for Bud Cole at American Family Ins., a Press- Operator at Bound to Stay Bound for 2 years, the Outpatient Clerk in the Medical Records Department at Passavant Hospital for 2 years and the last 19 years as a Deputy Clerk for the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Education Information:

Graduated from JHS in 1985 and took accounting at LLCC

Why do you believe you should be elected by the Citizens of Morgan County as the Circuit Clerk:

I believe I should be elected as Circuit Clerk because of my experience working in the Circuit Clerk’s Office for the last 19 years as a Deputy Clerk. I have worked at almost every position in the office and understand what is expected of that position.

What experience do you have that makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

I have worked in the Circuit Clerk’s Office for the last 19 years as a Deputy Clerk. My current job responsibilities are: filing of new cases, preparing files for court, overseeing the Jury selection process, data entry, setting up new accounts as well as maintaining current accounts, doing the quarterly report, archiving files, preparing files for microfilming and I am a bonded notary. I have been trained on: The Drug Court Program, Domestic Violence, Court Disabilities Coordinator, and on the Clerk’s software program as well as attended the Circuit Clerk’s Fall Session in Springfield. I have also developed a professional working relationship with the Judges, States Attorney’s Office and the attorneys’ offices as well as the public.

Community Service, club affiliations:

I am a member of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church serving as a member of the church choir; I volunteer at the Murrayville-Woodson Food Pantry in Murrayville and am a member of the Morgan County Republican Women’s Club

Personal information, spouse, children, etc.

I am the daughter of David and Nancy Hall of Murrayville. I have been married to my husband, Mike, for 28 years. We have two adult children: Danielle (Ross) Barker and Patrick.

Any other information you wish to share:

I will be progressive and continue the professional and courteous service as well as keeping up the efficient operation of the Office.

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