PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Ann Moffit intends to run for Pike County clerk when Donnie Apps retires at the end of his current term.
A current employee in the Pike County Clerk's Office, Moffit has worked for the county for almost 20 years, beginning in 2000 in the Pike County state's attorney's office. She has worked in the county clerk's office for 15 years.
"When Donnie decided to retire, I didn't think anything of it," Moffit said, "but people said to run. I have the experience, and I enjoy it."
She will be running for the position on the Democratic ticket.
"I do so many aspects of the job already," Moffit said. "When I decided to run, the very first thing I did was talk to each of my coworkers. Every one of them thought it was a great idea and that I could make a very fluid transition."
Moffit is seeking the position not because of the politics, but because she feels her experience can be used to benefit the county, she said. If elected, the position would be her first time holding public office.
"It's certainly not about the political aspect of the job," Moffit said, "It's about serving the public. That's what I'm interested in."
Moffit's annoucement contests the race for Pike County Clerk. Natalie Roseberry has already announced her plans to run for the clerk position on the Republican ticket. Roseberry currently serves as Pike County victim/witness coordinator.
In September, Apps, who has served as Pike County Clerk for the last 16 years, announced his intentions to retire after the he finishes finishing the current term.
Long-time Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty will also not be seeking re-election after his term is up.
Pike County Sheriff's Department employees Sgt. David Greenwood and Deputy Sheriff Jordan Gerard have both announced their intentions to run for the position.