Susan's Professional Background
and Community Presence

I've lived in Champaign County since 1976, graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in Political Science in 1978 and recieved my JD from the Illinois College of Law in 1982. I was in private practice from 1982 to 2005, followed by the civil division, and most recently the support enforcement division, of the State’s Attorney’s Office since 2005.

Part of the privilege of living in a great community is the opportunities for public service!


I've served on the Champaign County Board from 1978 to 1994, and am proud that I didn’t miss any monthly meetings during my terms of office! In addition, I served as:

Democratic appointee to the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District Board 1997-2005, (Board Chair for 5 years);

Secretary for 2 years and President for 5 years on the Board of Directors for the Champaign County Health Care Consumers; 

Member of the Board of Directors for Girls, Inc. of Champaign-Urbana 1986-1993;

President of the Champaign-Urbana Business Women’s Club since 2015 and member since 1982;

District Director, Chair of Nominations, Chair of the Legislation Committee, and Federation President for the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs;

Member of the East Central Illinois Elder Abuse Task Force since its inception in 1993;

Member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and an ISBA appointee from the ISBA to the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Board 1993-2005;

Member of the Champaign County Bar Association serving in several positions with the CCBA including Chair of the Family Law Committee, and on the Board of Governors 1995-1998, including a year as President;

Member of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys’ Association;

Precinct Committeeperson, Election Judge, and volunteer in several Democratic candidate campaigns.

My experiences both as an attorney and as an active part of our community give me a solid foundation to be of public service to our county as Circuit Clerk. I seek your endorsement, and your support, for this position.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected], or 217-369-0693.

Thank you for the opportunity to acquaint you with my campaign!