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New Circuit Clerk Joe Roesch Takes Office

Joe Roesch, a lifelong Sangamon County resident and former Chief Deputy of the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office, has officially taken over as the Circuit Clerk. This follows his selection by Sangamon County Board Chairman Andy Van Meter and unanimous bipartisan approval by the County Board on August 8th.


With a remarkable 23-year career in law enforcement, including serving as Chief Deputy from 2014 to 2018, Roesch brings a wealth of experience and dedication to public service. Additionally, as an attorney specializing in labor and employment law, he adds a valuable legal perspective to his new role.


"I'm extremely honored and thankful to continue serving the citizens of Sangamon County," said Roesch. "Serving as a Circuit Clerk will be an extension of my prior career of dedication and commitment to our community. I am wholly committed to fulfilling the responsibilities of Circuit Clerk."


Chairman Andy Van Meter commended Roesch, stating, "Roesch's proven dedication to our community during his career in the Sheriff's Office, combined with his background as a lawyer and prosecutor, equip him with the expertise and leadership needed to manage the Circuit Clerk's office effectively. The County Board is excited to work with Joe to further improve the services and public accessibility of the Circuit Clerk's office."


The current Circuit Clerk term expires in December 2024. Roesch says he is running for election to a full term in the November '24 general election.

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