Morgan County Circuit Clerk announces retirement date

By Ryne Turke on July 31, 2015 at 12:34pm

Morgan County Circuit Clerk Theresa Lonergan is retiring at the end of her current term.

Lonergan made that announcement yesterday during an exclusive interview with WLDS/WEAI News. She says that retirement has been on her mind for the past few years.

“I feel like it is time for me to step down and have someone else come into this place. The 2016 election cycle will begin in September when people pick up their petitions. They don’t file them until later in the year, for the primary in March 2016,” says Lonergan.

Lonergan has served as the Circuit Clerk since 2002, but has been employed at the Morgan County Courthouse for over four decades.

Lonergan took the time to thank her family, co-workers and people of the Morgan County for an amazing career.

“In 1966, Joe Casey hired me to work a summer vacation for someone who was taking time off. I basically typed docket entries. Barb Baker was the Circuit Clerk and she resigned. I was appointed in 2002 and then had to run in November 2002 to finish her term. I ran again in 2004, 2008 and 2012,” says Lonergan.

The Circuit Clerk’s responsibilities include being the keeper of the court records, child support records, passport information and collecting fines and fees, according to Lonergan.

The current Circuit Clerk term concludes on November 30, 2016.