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Gretchen Fritz Running for Will County Clerk

Gretchen Fritz clip from Shaw Local regarding Clerk Election.

County Clerk

The sitting county clerk, Democrat Lauren Staley Ferry, is seeking her second term in office after being elected in 2018.

The clerk’s office is the county’s chief election authority and maintains birth, marriage, death and other vital records, among other services.

In 2018, Staley Ferry defeated former Lockport Township Clerk Denise Mushro Rumchak in the Democratic primary. That was despite The Herald-News reporting that Staley Ferry had admitted to an investigator in 2002 that she filled out a check from her then-employer in Arizona and deposited it into her account. Staley Ferry went on to defeat Republican Laurie McPhillips in the 2018 general election.

Republican Gretchen Fritz of Plainfield is forgoing her seat on the Will County Board to run for the GOP nomination for clerk. She would eventually challenge Staley Ferry in the general election this fall.

Fritz was first elected to the Will County Board in 2014. She also owns a proofreading business.

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