SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The interim executive director of the Illinois State Board of Elections will be sticking around.
Bernadette Matthews was named the agency's new executive director.
Matthews had served as assistant executive director since 2017 before being named interim executive director in April 2021.
A unanimous vote at a January 19 meeting of the board made it official.
A graduate of The Catholic University of America and Seton Hall University School of Law, Matthews joined the Board of Elections as legal counsel in 2009.