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Candidates for Winnebago County

Below are the candidates running for open positions in the 2018 general election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. Get out and vote!

County Legislative

The Board of Supervisors has both legislative and administrative powers and is the policy-making body for the County government. With its authority to adopt legislation and policies for department operations, the Board sets priorities, allocates resources and maintains budgetary control.

District 1

District 3

County Attorney

Primary duties of the position will include prosecution of criminal offenses, pretrial preparation by charging decisions, reviewing police reports, witness/victim interaction, pretrial hearings, and legal research, participates in trial work by negotiating case dispositions, meeting with judges, attorneys, officers, and witnesses, and trying bench and jury trials, completes post-trial work by sentencing, restitution hearings, probation review hearings, and contempt hearings for non-compliance with court orders, Participates in mental health commitments, and consultation and training of law enforcement officials.

Winnebago County Attorney

County Treasurer / Finance Officer

The County Treasurer: is custodian of all county funds. Files a semi-annual settlement with Board of Supervisors and reports all fees collected. Receipts are given of all monies collected and deposited, and records are kept of all the funds. Annually, on the third Monday of June the County Treasurer shall offer at public sale all parcels on which taxes are delinquent. Collects all taxes certified by the County Auditor and collects 1.5 percent interest per month on all delinquent taxes. The first installment becomes delinquent October 1st, and second April 1st of each year. Pays all county warrants drawn by County Auditor. Pays interest on drainage warrants not paid for lack of funds. Apportions monthly all taxes collected to the various schools, townships, town corporations, state and county funds. The County Treasurer, as agent for the state, collects use tax on motor vehicle transfers and also collects license fees on all motor vehicles and trailers. Issues license plates on all motor vehicles and trailers.

Winnebago County Treasurer

County Recorder / Register Of Deeds / Register Of Mesne Conveyance

Records all instruments which maybe filed for records consisting principally of deeds, contracts, leases, easements, plats & surveys, section corner certificates, plat proceedings, mortgages, mortgage releases & assignments, affidavits, federal & state tax liens, military service records, trade names and agreements in addition to numerous other documents Sells hunting, fishing & fur harvester licenses as well as deer & wild turkey licenses, also habitat, migratory birds & trout fees Issues landowner/tenant gun and archery permits. Registers/titles boats, snowmobiles, ORVs & ATVs.Collects use tax for Department of Revenue on recreational vehicles. Registers birth, death & marriage certificates. Issues marriage licenses. Certifies vital record copies. Files detailed reports monthly and annually to the county and to state agencies. Collects real estate transfer tax on conveyances of property. Acceptance agent for U.S. Passport Service. Takes passport and visa photos

Winnebago County Recorder