Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey, D-Joliet, named Moira Dunn, a prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s Office, as chief of staff for the newly seated 26-member County Board.
Dunn has nearly a decade of experience in Will County government, according to a news release.
“I am pleased to have a person like Moira as our new chief of staff,” Winfrey said in the release. “She is extremely well qualified with deep experience in county government and a demonstrated commitment to community service that will serve the County Board and the residents of Will County well in the years ahead.”
The chief of staff oversees legislation, regulatory issues and the budget.
Dunn was as an assistant state’s attorney in the felony division, where she handled an average of 80 cases at a time and prosecuted more than 25 jury trials, the release said. she has also worked with Huron Consulting Group and area law firms.
Dunn is on the JCA Alumni and Spanish Community Center boards, and a member of the Will County Bar Association and Illinois State Prosecutor’s Bar Association.
Dunn is a lifelong Will County resident and lives in Shorewood.
Dunn will replace Ragan Freitag.
“We believe she’s well in line of where we’re going as a party,” Winfrey said of Dunn.
Winfrey said the position has been hired internally for as long as she’s been on the board. Freitag served while former Speaker Jim Mousits, R-Frankfort, was in office and Republicans held the majority. Democrats won a 14-12 majority in the November election.