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‘Deep connection to Ogle County’

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Eric D. Morrow

I was born, raised, and educated in rural Illinois and have spent my entire legal career in Ogle County. I am a lifelong Republican. 

I have enjoyed a deep, well-rounded legal career here in Ogle County. I have practiced criminal law as a prosecutor in the Ogle County state’s attorney’s office and as an Ogle County public defender.

I have not only practiced criminal law, but I have extensive experience practicing civil law, including litigation, municipal law, real estate and zoning. This wide range of experience is a necessity for the office of state’s attorney. 

I am honored to be endorsed by former chief judges of the 15th Circuit Court, Michael Mallon and Stephen Pemberton, and longtime State’s Attorney Doug Floski.

As the co-owner of a business for more than a decade, I have learned that the best way to motivate others to achieve a goal is to ask no more of them than you do of yourself. I will be a full-time state’s attorney, engaged each hour of every day in the business of the office.

I will work with the judiciary, the sheriff, the circuit clerk, and the bar to analyze how we can work together to refine the entire process. Together, we cannot only help the state’s attorney’s office be more efficient, but we can all achieve efficiencies that will alleviate undue burden on multiple budgets.

Time is money within the court system, and by working together to achieve time-savings collectively, we will reduce our burden on the taxpayers. More important, however, this more efficient system will benefit victims of crime to get justice much more quickly.

I would most like to restore productive lines of communication between the state’s attorney’s office, the judges, circuit clerk, the sheriff’s office, and private attorneys to facilitate a streamlined and efficient experience for our citizens.

Citizens deserve justice without having to wait years, and as the state’s attorney, I will make certain that cases move much more quickly to conclusion than they have been recently.

I have a deep connection to Ogle County. Ogle County is the only home that my children have ever known, and I have a vested interest in seeing that our county is safe.

I share the values of its citizens and have served them my entire career. I will continue to do so as Ogle County’s next state’s attorney.

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