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County Officials Announce Re-Election Bids

Morganegg, Weis and Toftoy seeking GOP nominations.

Kendall County Circuit Court Clerk Beck Morganegg, State’s Attorney Eric Weis and Coroner Ken Toftoy all announced their re-election bids in a news release Monday morning, hoping to gain the GOP nomination in the Tuesday, March 20, primary election.

Morganegg, a lifelong Kendall County resident, first was elected to the clerk post in 2004. She first entered into county government in 1987, working as a clerk for Sheriff Richard Randall.

She is a member of the Oswegoland Woman's Civic Club, Kendall County Republican Women, an associate member of the Kendall County Bar Association, and serves on the Oversight of Education Committee for the Illinois Circuit Clerks' Association.

Weis was born and raised in Oswego and first was elected state’s attorney in 2006. Now a Yorkville resident, he is a member of many volunteer organizations within the community, including being an active member of the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department,  Executive Board and the Oswegoland Optimist Club.

In June 2010. Weis led the prosecution of Sandra Vasquez. She is serving a 15-year prison term after being convicted in the drunken-driving deaths of five area teenagers.

Toftoy was first elected coroner in 1992. He has 34 years of fire service experience in Kendall County, including 17 with the .

Toftoy also is the chairman of the Kendall County Republican Party.

The Fighting Fox September 28, 2011 at 09:24 PM
I don't imagine that the Coroner has anything to do with foreclosures. in fact, in Kendall County the Coroner position does very little of anything. Without a hospital located in the County there are very few cases that the Kendall Coroner actually reviews. Toftoy may have the easiest job in the County, doing very little work, having very little oversight and getting paid for it. He must not have topped out on his pension yet so we will continue to see his name on the ballot until he does.
jerri powell September 28, 2011 at 09:47 PM
It has nothing to do with foreclosures directly. This is a picture of many departments within the county. They are paid positions. It is a simple request to tell me why I should support you. This county like all others is in many forms of stress. Our property tax bills keep on going up and values down while they have requested new tax multipliers. This funnels down to every department. What is their attitude and direction with the challenges? It is a question to them. Not their troops that embrace them for whatever reason. You are also anonymous. I just spoke about that. It brings the value down.
Mike K October 03, 2011 at 04:57 AM
Apparently Toftoy has been on the job for a while now. If he has not topped out at his pension that is pretty bad pension. Actually if you do a little research in the county on annual salaries, he sits as being one of the lowest paid coroners in the surrounding counties and has a higher case load, then those surrounding Kendall. Make sure you keep up with the news too.. Rush Copley is putting a trauma center in Yorkville within the next several years.
Mike K October 03, 2011 at 04:59 AM
Remember your tax bills, when they increase, are due to the schools in the area. Look at the breakdown or the bill. It will show you who is getting the lion's share!!!
Todd Milliron November 03, 2011 at 04:45 PM
Mr. Chooch, If no political opponent comes forward to challenge an incumbent office holder they automatically get reElected by default. No opponent = no debate and the status quo is perpetuated. It happens all the time in Kendall County. To be a challenger on the ballot one must draft a nominating petition and get the required number of signatures. Here is the link to be a local candidate = http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/PDF/2012Canguide.pdf

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