The chief judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is the appointing authority for the five
commissioners serving on the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners (PCBEC), which
was formed in 2015, as a result of a county wide referendum in which voters approved of
creating a more efficient and economical manner of conducting elections throughout Peoria
County. The result of the referendum merged functions previously performed by the City of
Peoria Election Commission and the Peoria County Clerk.
The chief judge's office wishes to announce the following changes to the PCBEC, effective June
1. David B. Collins has resigned his position as commissioner due to a change in employment
that will prevent him from being able to serve further. Dave has served with distinction as a
charter member of the Commission and as its chairman for the past three years and leaves in
excellent standing. He has led the Commission through the nuances of numerous election cycles
with aplomb. He will be missed.
2. James J. Manning, a local attorney with Heyl Royster, has been chosen by chief judge Paul P.
Gilfillan to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Collins. Jim is a Peoria native with
27 years of legal experience. He has also served on various non-profit boards and charitable
organizations in the Peoria community as well as a member of the Medina Township Plan
Commission. Jim will contribute to the continuing good work of the PCBEC.
Other commissioners currently serving on the PCBEC are Matt Bartolo, LaColis Reed, Mark
Ketterer and Sandra Burke.