Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots will not seek re-election in the March 2018 primary. She plans to retire at the end of her current four-year term effective December 2018.
“It’s a bittersweet decision since I truly love my job leading the Clerk’s office," she said in a press release. "I started working in the office as a senior in high school back in 1975.
"Since then, I administered or helped administer every federal, state, and local election in Will County for more than forty years. I am proud of the many accomplishments my staff and I achieved over the years as we’ve exceeded all my expectations. I’m especially proud of implementing a new optical scan election system with equipment for the disabled allowing them to vote independently for the first time.
“I’ve had two loves in my life, my family and my career in the County Clerk’s office and now it’s time to put my family first. Deciding to retire was made easier after my husband Steve retired as IT Manager at Caterpillar last year. I made my final decision in May after the birth of our granddaughter Ivanna Belle, as our only son and his wife live in Minnesota. I’ve been a full time County Clerk for many years and now it’s time for me to be a full time grandmother there too. I’ve had a good run, but life is just too short.”
“Finally I’d like to thank my excellent, dedicated, and hardworking staff in the County Clerk’s office. Together we’ve always made it a top priority to treat the public with great service and respect.”
For those interested in running in the 2018 election primary the first day to circulate petitions is Sept 5th, 2017. Filing is November 27th thru December 4th