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Tazewell County — Republican PartyCandidate for Auditor

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William Shaner

Self Employed
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Be a watchdog and guardian of the Tazewell County Budget
  • Work to find efficiencies in the office with his 6 Sigma Black Belt experience
  • Make sure Tazewell County residents know exactly what’s going on in the Auditor's Office and work closely with the County Board



Profession:Self Employed
Mining Truck Marketing, Caterpillar (2010–2015)
Dealer Sales and Leadership Training Manager, Caterpillar (2005–2010)
Parts Marketing - 6 Sigma, Caterpillar (2003–2005)
E-Business Marketing -, PartStore, Caterpillar (1998–2003)
News Photographer/Reporter, WMBD & WEEK (1988–1998)


Illinois State University B.S., Mass Communications (1987)

Community Activities

Leader & Member, Masonry - Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine, York Rite (1998–current)
Past President, Board Member, Illinois State University Greater Peoria Area Alumni Association (1991–current)
Eagle Scout & Leader, Boy Scouts of America (1977–current)


Bill has the business experience to do the job. He's worked at Caterpillar managing budgets for large and small projects over the last 17 years. He has the support of many Tazewell County Republican leaders and will work hard to make sure the office remains one of the best in the state.

Bill is active in his community as a volunteer:

  • Winner 2015 Boys & Girls Club Patrick T Sullivan Community Service Award
  • Eagle Scout and helps with an area Boy Scout Troop
  • Past President of Peoria Area Illinois State University Alumni Chapter
  • Active and holds leadership roles in many area Masonic organizations

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Peoria Journal Star - March 10, 2016
  • Nick Graff & Brett Grimm - Tazewell County Board Members
  • Linc Hobson - Tazewell County Circuit Clerk

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

This is the first time Bill has run for political office. He's supported and worked on many different political campaigns including Bob Michel and Pat Sullivan. He's a fiscal conservative and believes in the principles of the 2nd amendment. The auditor's office is not about political parties and Bill believes that to be effective it is important to work with both parties to continue doing the good work that has been done in the Auditor's office in the past.

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