Bond County will have a new treasurer very soon.
Mark Robertson has submitted his resignation letter to the Bond County Board. He told WGEL he suffered a near fatal heart attack in July, and while he is progressing in his recovery, health is one of the reasons for him leaving.
Robertson said another reason is he will soon become a grandfather and he want to enjoy that new phase of his life.
He has told the county board he will remain in office through December 31.
Robertson, a Republican, was elected to a four-year term in November of 2018.
County Board Chairman Howard Elmore told WGEL he anticipates receiving a recommendation from the Bond County Republican party. The replacement must be a Republican.
By law, the county board has 60 days for Elmore to present a nominee. The new treasurer is to be appointed upon the advice and consent of the entire county board.
Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert, who oversees elections in the county, said the treasurer’s position will be on the 2020 primary and general election ballots. The newly appointed treasurer will serve from January 1 through November 30 of next year and voters will elect a treasurer at the polls for a two-year unexpired term.