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Deputy county treasurer announces candidacy for 2014 race

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew's longtime chief deputy announced her candidacy to succeed him.

Glenda Miller said Wednesday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for treasurer next year. LeFew, who has held the office since 1997, told county GOP leaders late last month that he would not seek re-election.

Miller, 57, has served as chief deputy treasurer under LeFew for the past 17 years. For 21 years before that, she worked at First State Bank in Harvard, which is now Castle Bank.

"By background and training, I have been preparing for this job my entire adult life," Miller said.

The office's primary responsibility is to collect property taxes and disburse them to their local governments.

LeFew has endorsed Miller for the job.

If elected, Miller said she would work to streamline costs, and reach out to ensure that county property owners are aware of tax exemptions for which they may be eligible.

Miller, a lifelong resident of Harvard, is a Chemung Township trustee and a member of the Harvard Zoning Board, and is secretary of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.

At the county level, half of the County Board's 24 seats are up for election in 2014, as are the offices of treasurer, sheriff, county clerk and regional superintendent. Two Republican candidates and an independent are running for sheriff to replace Keith Nygren, who is not seeking another term.

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