About Andrew

 

“As your current Williamson County Circuit Clerk, I use my nearly 13 years of experience as an Attorney to ensure that this Office runs smoothly and the Court needs of everyone in Williamson County are properly met. My door is always open and I am working tirelessly to ensure the Office of the Circuit Clerk runs smoothly and to earn your support and vote.” – Andrew Wilson

I am the Williamson County Circuit Clerk. My goal as your Circuit Clerk is to ensure that the Williamson County courthouse runs smoothly and efficiently. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work in the legal system, and nearly 13 years ago, I became a licensed Attorney in the State of Illinois. I bring my experience and passion for the legal system to the Williamson County Circuit Clerk’s Office to ensure that this Office runs smoothly and the Court needs of everyone in Williamson County are properly met.

I have long had a desire to be an attorney and work in the legal system. This interest in the law and serving the People came about as a young age while I watched my father, first as an attorney, and then as he served Williamson County as an Associate Circuit Judge in our First Judicial Circuit for more than 20 years. Following his example, I have devoted my adult life to the law and serving the people of Williamson County.

My pledge to you, the People of Williamson County, Illinois is this:

I will be accessible to all the people of Williamson County and I will serve each and every one of you. My door is always open.

I will work tirelessly for all the people of Williamson County and I will not disappoint you.

I thank each of you for giving me the opportunity to serve you, and I humbly ask each of you for your vote.

Thank you.

-Andrew Wilson, Williamson County Circuit Clerk

Williamson County is my home. I grew up in Marion, where I attended elementary school and graduated from Marion High School in 2000. I graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2004. I then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, graduating in 2007, and I became licensed to practice law in Illinois in November of 2007.

After graduating law school, I began my legal career working for Attorneys John Womick and Mark Prince. In 2010, I became a Public Defender in Williamson County. In January of 2017 I became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Williamson County working for Brandon Zanotti. As an Assistant State’s Attorney I prosecuted a variety of cases ranging from domestic batteries, to thefts, to terrorist threats, and manslaughter. I was also a member of the First Judicial Circuit’s Drug and Veteran’s Court, where we participated in a court approved intensive probation aimed specifically at those addicted to drugs and veterans who have served our country.

After graduating law school, I began my legal career working for both Attorney John Womick and Attorney Mark Prince. In 2010, I became a Public Defender in Williamson County. In January of 2017 I became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Williamson County working for Brandon Zanotti. As an Assistant State’s Attorney I handled a variety of cases ranging from domestic batteries, to thefts, to terrorist threats, and manslaughter. I was also a member of the First Judicial Circuit’s Drug and Veteran’s Court, where we participated in a court approved intensive probation aimed specifically at those addicted to drugs and veterans who have served our country.

On October 21, 2019, I was appointed as the Williamson County Circuit Clerk. As your Circuit Clerk, I bring nearly 13 years of experience as an Attorney, and I am devoted to ensuring that the Williamson County Courthouse runs smoothly and efficiently and I strive to make sure that the Court needs of everyone in Williamson County are properly met.

In 2015, I became a member of the Marion Carnegie Library Board of Directors, and I am the current Vice President. I am very proud of the work we do to assist in providing library services to the residents of Marion and the greater Williamson County area.

I have also been involved in my community as a member of the Board of Directors for Hack SI, a non-profit organization that provides a seminar/conference held at Southern Illinois University and is aimed at our area’s youth to get them engaged in technology.

My wife Amy is a first grade teacher at Adams Elementary school in Creal Springs. Together we have four children, Alexis, 17, Adelynn, 7, Andi, 3 and her twin brother, Austin, 3. We attend the First Baptist Church in Marion, where Amy sings in the choir and together we run the Children’s Sunday Morning Worship Service.

My parents, William and Yvonne Wilson are retired and live in Marion.

Keep Andrew Wilson

Paid for by Friends of Andrew Wilson Committee. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.