Republican Frank Lesko has officially announced his candidacy for the position of Sangamon County Recorder. Serving the last eight years as Springfield City Clerk, Lesko says he brings substantial experience to the race.
During his City Clerk tenure, Lesko focused on office modernization to better serve Springfield citizens. He aims to bring this commitment to accuracy and detail to the role of Sangamon County Recorder.
Lesko has spent his entire life in Springfield, sharing 43 years with his wife, Kim, and raising three children: Marissa, Joseph, and William. Lesko is an active member of St. Aloysius Parish and St. Catherine Drexel, and the Knights of Columbus Council 4175.
Lesko's public service extends beyond his role as City Clerk. He represented the north side of Springfield for eight years as Alderman in Ward 4, serving as Mayor Pro-Tem under two Springfield Mayoral administrations. Prior to that, he spent twelve years as a Springfield Park Board trustee.
In addition to public service, Lesko has been a small business owner for over thirty years, managing Abe's Trading Post on Peoria Road in Springfield.
Lesko says he looks to earn the support of Sangamon County citizens, citing his professional expertise and commitment to the community. He will face incumbent Democrat Josh Langfelder in the election next year.