Blakeman Wins News-Gazette Endorsement

Circuit clerk The race for the post of circuit clerk, which handles records for the courts, poses a happy dilemma for voters. In our view, both Republican Katie Blakeman and Democrat Barbara Wysocki are impressive. The News-Gazette endorses Blakeman because her background and education in information management services makes her better suited to the document-heavy office. Blakeman, who has worked at the University of Illinois and in the private sector, and Wysocki, a retired University High School teacher and former county board chairwoman, share similar views about the challenges facing the office. Each candidate said it will be important to hire a deputy clerk to help manage the office, l

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