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Grandone Announces for County Clerk

MATT GRANDONE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CLERK

URBANA—Thursday, August 31, 2017--Matt Grandone, Urbana resident and current Director of Training for Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten, today announced his candidacy for the office of Champaign County Clerk on the steps of his childhood home. Grandone has spent three years as the Director of Training for the office, assisting in the running of the past six elections in Champaign County.

“I am truly honored to announce my candidacy for Champaign County Clerk. These past three years serving the voters of Champaign County have been the most rewarding of my career. Our work to improve services, increase efficiency, comply with mandates while protecting the integrity of our elections has been challenging and rewarding. I will continue our office’s focus on providing a high-level of customer service, whether it be through the voting experience on Election Day or making it as convenient as possible for citizens to access their vital records. I hope to continue to improve on the levels of service that our customers have grown to expect.”

Prior to his time at the Clerk’s office, Grandone spent the previous ten years working in the Substance Use and Mental Health field for non-profit Bloomington-based Chestnut Health Systems, where he finished his tenure managing grants funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. “Working in the nonprofit field where most of the funding comes from grants actually prepared me for some of the challenges we face on a regular basis in the public sector, and that is, how we can continue to provide the best service possible without increasing costs” Grandone said.

Grandone begins his candidacy with the endorsement of the current office holder. “Matt’s leadership in our office has been incredibly valuable,” said County Clerk Gordy Hulten. “These past years have been among the most challenging for us, with massive new state mandates and scarce resources. Matt has led the effort to expand our early voting options, and led the training for our election judges to provide election-day voter registration countywide. I have every confidence that Matt will be an excellent candidate, and will be the best County Clerk in Illinois.”

Matt Grandone is a graduate of Urbana High School and Illinois Wesleyan University. He lives in Urbana with his wife Jackie and their two boys.

 

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