Madison County clerk of courts resigns

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(Posted Aug. 23, 2023)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Renae Zabloudil, clerk of courts for the Madison County Common Pleas Court, has resigned. The Madison County Republican Central Committee (RCC) will meet Sept. 5 to fill the vacancy.

Zabloudil has relocated outside the county which means she can no longer hold an elected position in the county.

“Although Madison County means a great deal to me, as I was raised in the county and have lived here my entire life, my family and I made the difficult decision based on the needs of our family,” Zabloudil said.

She said she will continue to practice law in the area and assist with the transition for the new clerk of courts.

Zabloudil had served as clerk of courts since 2012. She submitted her resignation on Aug. 13. Sixteen months remain on the current term.

About her time in office, Zabloudil stated in her letter of resignation, “I have taken many strides in advancing the office’s mission to care, preserve, and keep safe the records of the Madison County Common Pleas Court and the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. I have also aimed to keep the Title Office efficient and friendly to the public it serves. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and I thank you.”

On Aug. 15, the Madison County commissioners appointed Deputy Clerk Erin Bauer to serve as acting clerk of courts until the RCC makes a permanent appointment. The committee is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Madison County Engineer’s Building, 825 U.S. Route 42, London. The meeting is open to the public.

Anyone interested filling the position is asked to reach out to the RCC to make their interest known. They can do so in advance by sending an email to Chris Wallace, committee vice chairman, at christopher.aaron.wallace@gmail.com, or they can express interest in person at the meeting. Candidates can provide a resume or letter of interest, though it is not required.

Candidates will have an opportunity to address the committee at the Sept. 5 meeting. At the end of the presentation, the committee will open the floor to questions. The committee plans to vote on the appointment at that meeting.

The person selected to fill the vacancy will serve out the remainder of the term which expires on Jan. 5, 2025. Candidates must be Madison County residents and at least 18 years old. They are not required to have a political party affiliation.

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