Kane County Clerk hopes for one more term to save taxpayers money
Kane County Clerk John Cunningham knows Stan Bond might have a little revenge on his mind.
“I did away with his job, so it’s not too surprising that he’s running against me,” Cunningham told the Kane County Reporter. “He’s a nice guy and I like him. My only problem with him: We both want the same job.”
In May, Bond announced his decision to run to unseat Cunningham, who has been clerk since 2002. Bond lost his deputy clerk position when Cunningham made cuts to save the county money.
“I’ve also cut down on dead weight," Cunningham said. "I’ve done away with higher-level administrative jobs. I’ve done away with director of vital records, director of elections and the chief deputy in the county.”
Cunningham said as clerk his job is to encourage people to take an interest in politics, and he wouldn’t dissuade someone from running for office. Still, he is counting on his qualifications, love for his job and performance as clerk to get him re-elected.
“I’m hopeful that people have enjoyed and are satisfied with the work we’ve done,” Cunningham said. “I’m hopeful that we’ve served the people well enough that we deserve another term.”
Along with saving taxpayer money, Cunningham has also work to keep the office up-to-date, he said.
“The office has changed immensely," Cunningham said. "I brought into the 21st century."
If re-elected, Cunningham said he will continue looking for ways to save taxpayer money and improve the office. He also said another term would probably be his last.