This the time of year that politicians wanting a good gig are out courting supporters.
County officers like the Treasurer, Clerk, Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds pay more than $100,000 per year.
The Office of Recorder of Deeds is now held by Phyllis Walters.
I can’t remember when she was first elected, but my father was still alive and he died in 1989.
Walters has done about anything any keeper of property records could think of.
She has decided to retire.
Walters is promoting Joni Smith as her replacement.
Smith is a former one-term Nunda Township Trustee.
Smith beat all the men running for the four Trustee spots on the Township Board.
She now works in the Recorder of Deed’s Office.
Smith has been the spearhead in gathering Christmas presents for needy kids in Nunda Township.
Her husband Brent Smith served as Nunda Township Republican Central Committee Chairman, reinvigorating the organization.
He is an member of Local 150 of the Operating Engineers.
Already announced for the job is former McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill.