CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) – Sue Rennels, Coles County Clerk and Recorder announced she will not seek a fourth term in office.
Rennels who was first elected in 2006 said, “It has been an honor and privilege to serve but it is time to step down and slow down. Life seems to rush by and I am ready to sit back, take time and cherish the small things. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to serve in such a wonderful position, that it is time to allow someone else to have the experience and opportunity.
I have made many friends and have been privileged to work with the best staff. I will always be grateful to the people of Coles County for trusting and putting their confidence in me”.
Prior to being elected as County Clerk Rennels worked at Eastern Illinois University, Senator Judy Myers and Representative Chapin Rose. Rennels explained that she is not going anywhere yet. She will complete her term thru November 30, 2018. “I still have 2 more elections to oversee, another tax cycle, and some projects that I want to complete”.
Rennels said she looks forward to spending more time with her husband Tom, of 42 years and her adult children, Jill, Chris (Cassie) and the all-time joy of her life her 5 grandchildren, Zoe, Zack, Zane, Jade and Miley.
The office of County Clerk and Recorder is the keeper of all county records, vital records such as marriage, birth and death, notaries, assumed business names, tax extensions/delinquent taxes and is the election authority. The County Clerk also serves as the County Recorder, recording deeds, contracts mortgages, liens, etc.