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Rock Island CountyCandidate for Circuit Clerk

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Jeff McKinley

Republican
Assistant State's Attorney
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • End corruption via fair and transparent hiring practices
  • Prioritize modernization from paper files to E-filing

Experience

Experience

Profession:Assistant State's Attorney
Assistant State's Attorney, Rock Island County — Elected position (2011–current)
Assistant Attorney General, Illinois — Appointed position (1995–2011)

Education

University of Iowa JD, Law (current)

Biography

Education

 

Jeff McKinley is a life-long resident of Rock Island County. He graduated from Rockridge High School in 1986, Knox College in 1990, and the University of Iowa College of Law in 1994.

 

Work

 

Jeff has practiced law as a public servant for 21 years. He has served as an Assistant Attorney General from 1995 to 2011 and as an Assistant State’s Attorney since 2011. He has focused primarily on children’s issues, including paternity establishment, child support, and prosecuting juvenile abuse and neglect cases.

 

Family

Jeff and his husband Dan became foster parents and have adopted two sons, Chance and Leland. They live on a small farm with their dogs, cats, chickens and a miniature Mediterranean donkey.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As Circuit Clerk, Jeff will increase efficiency and ease of access for all residents by implementing electronic filing and bringing openness to the hiring process by employing those who are qualified, not those who are related to somebody or have friends in important positions.

New Leadership
One party has controlled the Circuit Clerk’s office for over 50 years, and turnover has often been through resignation and appointment of the next politically favored person rather than by the will of the people. Such control, without checks, breeds corruption, complacency and contempt for the democratic process.

 

Real Reform
We must eliminate nepotism and other politically-connected hiring. Instead, the Clerk should hire the best qualified people, while honoring and respecting the experience of existing staff whenever possible.

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