Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Keefe Running for Re-Election

A letter to Republican Precinct Committeeman from McHenry County Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Keefe:

Katherine Keefe

Katherine Keefe

I am pleased to announce that I am running for re-election to a third term as McHenry County Circuit Clerk.I have worked in the McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s office for the past 28 years, first being elected Circuit Clerk in 2008. We have made great strides in automation and operating efficiency during my seven years in office, while also being fiscally responsible with a 15% reduction in staff.

I believe that my experience will help sustain the positive things that are happening in the office, while also providing direction for the future.

Some highlights of my first two terms are:

  • Reduced staff by 11.5 employees through attrition, saving over $500,000 annually
  • First Circuit Clerk in Illinois to submit court debt to the IL Comptroller’s Local Debt Recovery Program, collecting an additional $550,000 in court debt in the first two years
  • Implemented free Attorney Access Portal for attorney online access to cases with an appearance filed, improving customer service & reducing staff phone time
  • Approved by IL Supreme Court for Civil Electronic Filing, accepting civil documents electronically since September, 2013, saving time & personnel expense
  • Approved by IL Supreme Court to begin Criminal Electronic Filing in August, 2015
  • Implemented Electronic Sentencing Orders in all criminal & traffic courtrooms
  • Made public court records available online to improve the Court’s level of customer service & increase transparency

For those that do not know me, I am a lifetime resident of McHenry County, born in McHenry, attended Crystal Lake elementary schools, graduated from Harvard High School in 1983.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University in 1987, followed by a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University in 2002.

I have served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman (Dorr 8) for the past 14 years.  My husband Pat and I have been married for 28 years and we have a daughter Hailey who is 20 years old.

The job of Circuit Court Clerk is not a glamorous one, but it is an extremely important job that requires experience, management and organizational skills, plus an attention to detail, which I believe I possess.

The job of any public official also includes using your hard-earned tax dollars wisely, which is a responsibility I take very seriously. I would like to thank you for your time and ask for your support in 2016.

Respectfully,

Katherine M. Keefe


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Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Keefe Running for Re-Election — 1 Comment

  1. Katherine M Keefe
    2014 – $111,250
    2014 – $006,500 Circuit Clerk Stipends (State level employee) – Clerk of the Circuit Court
    2013 – $111,250
    2013 – $006,500 Circuit Clerk Stipends (State level employee) – Clerk of the Circuit Court
    2012 – $112,533
    2012 – $006,500 Illinois Supreme Court (State level employee) – Clerk of the Circuit Court
    2011 – $107,519
    2011 – $006,500 Circuit Clerk Stipends (State level employee) – Clerk of the Circuit Court
    2010 – $103,634
    2010 – $006,500 Circuit Clerk Stipends (State level employee) – Clerk of the Circuit Court
    2009 – $097,189
    2009 – $003,791 Circuit Clerk Stipends (State level employee) – Clerk of the Circuit Court
    2008 – $076,666
    2007 – $064,903
    2006 – $062,417
    2005 – $060,416
    2004 – $060,735
    2003 – $056,243
    2002 – $054,000
    2001 – $047,583
    2000 – $045,629

    Source: Open the Books; http://www.OpenTheBooks.com > Widget > State > Salaries > Recipient Name: Keefe Katherine > Illinois

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