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Adams County treasurer stepping down after 2 terms

Terry Asher
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Dec. 1, 2017 12:01 am Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 11:13 pm

QUINCY -- Adams County Treasurer Terry Asher will not seek a third term next year.

The Republican said Friday it was time to step down after what will be eight years in office.

"You're responsible for collecting $80 million every year," said Asher, 61, who was first elected in 2010. "That kind of gets to you."

No Republican or Democrat has filed for the treasurer position.

Filing for candidacy in Illinois opened Nov. 27 and runs through Monday. So far there will be no contested races in the March 18 primary elections in Adams County.

Sheriff Brian VonderHaar has filed for re-election to his first full term. The Democratic incumbent beat Jon McCoy in 2016 to fill the remaining two years of Brent Fischer's unexpired four-year term.

County Clerk/Recorder Chuck Venvertloh, the first Republican to hold the office, will seek a second four-year term.

Several County Board members have filed: Steve DeMoss (D-1), Ryan Niekamp (R-2), Dave Bellis (R-3), Raquel Piazza (R-3), Kent Snider (R-4), Taylor Rakers (R-4), Seldon Totsch (R-6) and Theresa Bockhold (R-7).

DeMoss was appointed in June to a seat vacated by Richie Reis, who was elected to the Quincy City Council. DeMoss will seek a two-year term. Piazza was appointed in September to the seat vacated by Todd Degitz, who moved from the district. Rakers was appointed in October after Alex Drummond moved from the district and is seeking the unexpired two-year term.

All other County Board members who have filed are incumbents. Seven County Board members have yet to file.

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