McLean County could vote on the future of an elected office in November

Republican Michelle Anderson currently serves as McLean County auditor. (Photo courtesy WMBD-TV)


BLOOMINGTON – In a similar vein to what Peoria County decided in 2022, McLean County could eliminate the position of county auditor, which is responsible for auditing various county departments and preparing accounting records.

The county’s executive committee voted unanimously in favor of the referendum, which now goes to the McLean County Board for Thursday’s meeting.

The proposed referendum says the county would save money by “eliminating redundant functions,” and current Finance Committee Chair William Friedrich showed support for the auditing firm that the county pays $125,000 to complete the tasks that the county auditor is asked to do.

“I feel confident moving forward that everything will be above board and protected,” he said.

If the county board passes the referendum, McLean County voters can vote on the issue on the November ballot.

Also on the agenda was the establishment of a Mental Health and Public Safety Fund Advisory Council, which was pulled for discussion at a later meeting.


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