Friends of Tammy Weikert
14505 85th Ave Ct W
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284
Paid for by Friends of Tammy Weikert
Tammy Weikert seeks re-election in 2020!
- ★ After four years as Circuit Clerk and twenty one years in the office, Tammy Weikert, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will announce her candidacy for re-election in 2020.
- During her first term in office many accomplishments have been reached and we have received recognition from across the state for our work.
- The Rock Island County court system is one of the very first to be paperless in the State of Illinois. We implemented e-filing in 2017 for civil cases and met the requirement by the Supreme Court for our case management system to be integrated with the statewide document management system and continue to work to make the system as effective as possible.
- We transitioned into a new space with the first in the state to use electronic court check-in kiosks and a queueing program allowing for communication to other offices within the courthouse who need check-in information.
- We partnered with Family Resources to better assist victims of domestic violence and worked to cross-train our staff in different areas of our office.
We have become much more efficient but have much more work to do. We will finish this term with focus on e-filing for criminal and juvenile cases and to complete standard operating procedures for our team which have never been done before.
- Chris Payne, the Chief Deputy, and I plan to continue our efforts after 2020 to better serve our community through identifying areas where we can maximize cost savings, assisting those unrepresented by an attorney looking for legal assistance and work to better collect on outstanding accounts.
- Both Chris and I recognize we could not have hit the targets this term without the tremendous work of the staff of the circuit clerk's office. Our team is by far some of the best people in the professional community.
★ The Circuit Clerk is responsible for five budgets annually. I’ve saved the general fund $500,000 by funding costs internally. The Circuit Clerk’s Office is primarily funded through user fees and court costs. I’ve worked to save THREE union positions from lay-off. In 2016, together with the HR department we will offer a paid internship to a student in the technology field from a Rock Island County college.
- New Leadership & advocating teamwork:
★ In 2015 Rock Island County implemented an early retirement incentive leaving the Circuit Clerk’s Office with many open positions. On July 31st, 2015 I was appointed by the County Board to fill the vacancy of Lisa Bierman and 12 positions to be filled. I appointed an AFSCME 2025A union member as the Chief Deputy and began advocating teamwork with the unprecedented loss of staff. We have worked to rebuild our team and deliver the highest level of professionalism possible. Each deputy clerk in our office is committed to going the extra mile to provide exemplary service to the public.
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Henry Ford
- Thank you for your support!
Working to make the court more accessible through technology.