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Will County — Democratic PartyCandidate for Circuit Clerk

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Robert "Bob" Enright

Democratic
Judicial Project Manager
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Most people work during the week. I will open the Circuit Clerk’s office for business Saturday mornings. Staff is already there for bond court.
  • Not everyone lives in Joliet. I will provide Circuit Clerk services in Crete, Bolingbrook and Plainfield. I will work with local townships and villages to locate office space at no additional cost.
  • The big challenge is systemic inefficiency within the justice community. I will focus on combating the vicious cycle of inefficient repetitive data entry due to the lack of systems integration between offices; first law enforcement enters information

Experience

Experience

Profession:Judicial Project Manager
Judicial Project Manager - 10 million multi-year project, Neighboring county (2013–current)
Chief Information Officer for 15 years at Will County Circuit Clerk, Will County Circuit Clerk (1997–2013)

Education

Northeastern Illinois Bachelors , Computer Science (current)
Many different Several technology and court management classes. Even welding and small engine repair. (2015)

Community Activities

Volunteer - Worked with abused and neglected children on a daily basis, CASA (2003–2006)
Tax preparation for the working poor, Tax Service (2004–2004)

Biography

I have an extensive resume in the criminal justice community. When it comes to court systems and operations I have one of the most extensive resumes in Will County.  No other candidate has my ideas, my experience or my education.     I am a veteran. My opponent is not. I am a college graduate my opponent is not.  I have private sector experience my opponent does not. I am not a politician.      I am married and have 2 daughters and my grandson wants to be a Metra train engineer.   For the past 18 years my job has been improving court and justice community operations and functions. My hobby is reading about improving court and justice community operations and functions, it is what I do.  I have been on exploratory visits to courts throughout the United States, Illinois and federal court. My mission has been to examine how these courts use technology to improve the functions and operation of their respective justice communities. Will County needs someone with a vision to usher in the 21st century. Will County cannot afford to remain in the dark ages.   I have a bachelor degree in Computer science. After 3 years in the army and lousy job opportunities I went to school at night for 6 years.   I worked in the private sector at organizations like Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Illinois Hospital Association. Starting in 1997 I worked for 15 years modernizing and advancing the Will County Circuit Clerks office.    I am currently managing a 10 million dollar multi-year project for a neighboring county that incorporates computer systems from the Circuit Clerk, States Attorney, Public Defender and Judiciary.                                                                                                                I am giving the citizens a choice in the March 15 primary to choose substance and experience over local, behind the scenes politics, commonly known as the status quo.                                                                                                                                                 I was instrumental in securing a $300,000 grant for Will County in 2009. The money was used for the Public Defender, Probation, Sheriff and Circuit Clerk offices. Under my leadership, the following systems were implemented; electronic orders of protection, electronic warrants, a Public Defender System, drug test result system, and electronic traffic citations to name a few. I will continuously look for grant opportunities that will benefit the entire justice community.  In Will County, I have authored Request for Qualifications, Request for Information and Request for Proposals. I have worked with the States Attorney, Public Defender, Probation Department, County Board, and Judiciary in Will County. I have worked extensively with every law enforcement agency and every justice agency in Will County.                                                                                                   I have worked with every large county in Northern Illinois on joint projects and collaborations. I coordinated and presented to members of the Illinois Supreme Court a demonstration surrounding the use of electronic signatures.  I have been on exploratory visits to courts throughout the United States. Here in Chicago, I have done research at the federal courts on issues such as paperless courts and evidence presentation systems. Will County needs someone with the education, experience and a proven track record of working with county board members and county justice partners on local issues, and who can work with state officials on state wide issues that affect the courts and Circuit Clerk operations.

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