Election Commission Changes

Election Commission Changes

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The Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners (PCBEC) was formed in 2015 as a result of the county-wide referendum. The voters voted for creating a more efficient and economical manner of conducting elections throughout Peoria County. The PCBEC has five commissioners and the Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is the appointing authority.

The functions of the City of Peoria Election Commission and the Peoria County Clerk were merged by the referendum results. The Chief Judge’s office wishes to announce the following changes to the PCBEC, effective August 11, 2020.

  • On August 11th, La Colis Reed’s term as commissioner expired. La Colis has a long history of public service to Peoria. He is a charter commissioner and initial Chairman of the PCBEC. Before being the chairman, he served on the City of Peoria Board of Election Commissioners from 2006 to 2015. La Colis will be missed. He served the citizens of Peoria well.
  • Chief Judge has chosen Arun Pinto, M.D., a well-regarded local board-certified psychiatrist to fill the vacancy created by LaColis Reed’s departure. Dr. Pinto has a history of public service over and above his medical practice. He worked at the Children’s Home, Pediatric Resource Center, Human Service Center, and Library Board. He will be an excellent addition to PCBEC. He will continue to uphold the reputation of the Commission.

Matt Bartolo, Mark Ketterer, Sandra Burke, and James Manning are the other commissioners currently serving on the PCBEC.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

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