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The war of words between various parties involved in the DeWitt County Circuit Clerk's race for tomorrow has heated up as various sides have taken to DeWittDailyNews.com's Letter to the Editor.

 

Incumbent Pam Barnes feels she has done a lot of good things for the County in recent years. She points to recovering money for the County and switching their collection agency from an out of state firm to a firm in Illinois.

 

 

For Barnes, a lot of the criticism she is getting on social media and at dewittdailynews.com is not a reflection of the good things she's done in her office.

 

 

Michelle Van Valey is challenging Barnes in Tuesday's election and says she won't address what has been posted to social media or DeWittDailyNews.com, but says there is a consistency in the concerns raised by her supporters, and she is vowing to bring consistency to the office.

 

 

Van Valey feels she is qualified for the office of Circuit Clerk. She vowes to bring professionalism and respect to the office.

 

 

Barnes calls the next four years very important for the Circuit Clerks office. She explains there is mandate from Springfield to convert the entire filing system to electronic records.

 

 

Van Valey says if she is elected, she would seek out training for herself.

 

Barnes says if re-elected, she would continue to seek out unpaid citations, which currently is at around $3-million.

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