HILLSBORO — While Montgomery County Board chairman Evan Young has 60 days from Tuesday, Nov. 3 to nominate a new replacement, Republicans in the county central committee already has someone in mind. Holly Lemons is departing her position for a new role in the state court system and therefore is creating a vacancy.
Per Illinois state election law, Lemons’ appointed replacement must also be a Republican.
County Republicans are currently recommending Hillsboro city commissioner Daniel Robbins to potentially fill the vacancy.
A special session of the county board was set for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 to accept Lemons’ letter of resignation, formally declare the vacancy, and to potentially appoint Robbins.
Robbins is a former employee of the circuit clerk’s office who currently works for county clerk Sandy Leitheiser.
According to county party chairman Terry Richmond, the central committee met October 27 to address the vacancy.
“After speaking with Clerk Lemons and interviewing Daniel Robbins, the committee determined that his knowledge and prior experience in that office will provide a smooth transition for the circuit clerk’s office,” Richmond recommends in a letter submitted to Young.
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