Champaign County 2020

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     My name is Robert Burkhalter, and I am running for Clerk of the Circuit Court for Champaign County in  2020.

     I have been a dedicated civil servant for the past 12 years. I worked in the office of the Circuit Clerk for 5 years starting in 2007, and I have continued to serve the Court system as a minute clerk assigned to the Circuit Court for the last seven years.

     I am uniquely situated as the only candidate who has vast experience helping the general public, assisting attorneys, and serving the judiciary. No one else brings that combination of experiences to the table.

     As the public face of the county court system, The Clerk of the Circuit Court must be situated to move fluidly between helping each and all of these segments of the population.

     I have witnessed first hand the everyday reality of life in the Clerk's office, and how that affects both attorneys and the courts. I have seen what works, what does not work, and what needs to change to help the Clerk of the Circuit Court transition into the modern office the people of Champaign County deserve.