A former chief deputy for the Kane County Clerk’s Office, Stan Bond, has announced he will run for county clerk in the Nov. 6, 2018, general election, he announced in a news release.
Bond served in the Clerk’s Office from December 2011 to February 2015, the release stated.
During that time, Bond went from desk clerk to applications analyst to chief deputy clerk, the second-in-command position under current Clerk Jack Cunningham, the release stated.
Bond left the clerk’s office when Cunningham eliminated the chief deputy position, the release stated.
Since February 2015, Bond has served in the Kane County Information Technologies Department as the business process coordinator for Kane County Circuit Clerk Thomas Hartwell, the release stated.
“The [Kane] County Clerk’s Office touches many, many lives in the course of a year,” Bond stated in the release. “It is responsible not only for elections, but also vital records, such as passports, birth certificates, death certificates, business registrations and more. The county clerk also provides the mathematical tax extensions that determine the dollar amounts which appear on your property tax bill.”
If elected, Bond’s knowledge of the Clerk’s Office – its people, systems, vendors and technology – will provide a seamless transition, “while also providing a fresh perspective and attitude,” the release stated.
“There has not been a change in the Kane County clerk for 15 years now,” Bond stated in the release, referring to Cunningham being clerk since 2002, winning four terms.
Cunningham said he has a campaign schedule and would be announcing a run for a fifth term "when the time is right."
"When you run for office you have to anticipate people wanting your job," Cunningham said. "I'm not ready to make a formal announcement."
Bond is in his second term as a trustee on the Montgomery Village Board, the release stated.
Bond is an Illinois State Central committeeman for the 14th Congressional District, chairman of the Western Kane County Republican Organization and precinct committeeman for Sugar Grove Township Precinct 2, the release stated.