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Michelle Anderson

McLean County Auditor Michelle Anderson survived a rare primary challenge of an incumbent countywide officeholder, defeating Trisha Malott. She’s now headed for a three-way race in November.

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McLean County Republican auditor candidate Trisha Malott said she wants to build relationships between the auditor's office and other county office holders and department heads.

Kevin Woodard stands at podium.
Woodard campaign

There are now four people from three political parties who want the job of McLean County auditor in next year's elections.

Michelle Anderson and Joe Lightcap
Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County could be seeking an independent auditor's advice on a change to the county's bookkeeping practices that several county officials said they didn't approve or even know about.

Michelle Anderson and Joe Lightcap
Eric Stock / WGLT

The McLean County auditor position would be paid $25,000 less starting in 2021 under a plan which the County Board's Finance Committee approved on Wednesday.

The committee also voted to freeze the circuit clerk's salary at $105,389 in 2021 and 2022, while granting the county coroner a 3 percent raise in 2021 to $103,249. Illinois law forbids local government from changing elected officials' pay during an election term.