Stan Bond Running for Kane County Clerk

A press release from 14th District Republican State Central Committeeman Stan Bond:

Stan Bond Announces Bid For Kane County Clerk

Montgomery resident Stan Bond has announced his candidacy for the office of Kane County Clerk in the 2018 election.

Stan Bond

Bond served in the Kane County Clerk’s office from December of 2011 through February of 2015, having been promoted three times during that service from Desk Clerk to Applications Analyst to the #2 office position, Chief Deputy Clerk. He left the County Clerk’s office when incumbent clerk John Cunningham eliminated his Chief Deputy Clerk position.

Since February 2015 Bond has served in the Kane County Information Technologies Department as Business Process Coordinator for Kane County Circuit Clerk Thomas M. Hartwell.

On announcing his run, Bond remarked,

“The County Clerk’s office touches many, many lives in the course of a year. It is responsible not only for elections, but also vital records such as Passports, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Business Registrations, and more.

“The County Clerk also provides the mathematical tax extensions that determine the dollar amounts which appear on your Property Tax bill.”

“My knowledge of the County Clerk’s office, its people, systems, vendors and technology can provide a seamless transition, while also providing a fresh perspective and attitude.

“There has not been a change in the Kane County Clerk for 15 years now – during that time much has changed in the way of technology, IT security threats, and timely public service.

“I am running for this office because I can do a better job.” Bond adds.

A resident of Montgomery, IL, Bond is serving his second term as Trustee for the Village of Montgomery. He is also an Illinois State Central Committeeman for the 14th Congressional District. He is Chairman of the Western Kane County Republican Organization and Precinct Committeeman for Sugar Grove Township Precinct 2.

Bond has been a resident of Kane County for 27 years residing first in Batavia, and currently making his home in Montgomery. He and his wife Marion have been married for 38 years and enjoy three daughters and three grandsons. He received both undergraduate and graduate education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, earning two scholarships, first place in 1970 Oratory Competition and Dean’s List graduation. As a student intern Bond authored Carbondale’s successful All America City award application and its successful presentation to the National Municipal League.


Stan Bond Running for Kane County Clerk — 1 Comment

  1. If I’m not mistaken, Bond was one of the central committeemen who wanted to have direct elections of central committeemen and/or the state chairmen. (A vote was taken a few years ago but it failed.)

    It would have taken a few steps out of the “electing people to elect people to elect people” process that the Illinois GOP uses.

    Democrats are more direct.

    Some people feel letting voters have more control over the leadership would make leadership more accountable to people, would excite Republican voters, and would cause these central committeemen candidates to campaign which would have spillover effect in other elections — basically creating a mutually beneficial feedback loop.

    As it is now, there are central committeemen from Chicago that can be elected by just a handful of people because of the structure of Chicago and Cook County vs the rest of the state.

    Republicans used to have a more direct system until the late 1980’s — it was one of the “reforms” that McHenry County’s Al Jourdan made.

    Coincidentally (?), Republicans haven’t won Illinois in a presidential election since 1988, the last time when there were direct elections.

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