Elected Officials

Listed below are your Fulton County elected officials.

To learn more about each Fulton County elected official and the government department they direct click on their photo.

Fulton County Circuit Clerk

Charlene Markley (D)

Charlene Markley (D)

Designation: Circuit Clerk

E-mail: cmarkley@9thjudicial.org

Phone: (309) 547-3041 Ext. 206

Office Address: Fulton County Courthouse, 100 N. Main, P.O. Box 152, Room 207, Lewistown, IL 61542

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Term of Office: Term Expires 2024

Fulton County Clerk / Recorder

Patrick O’Brian (R)

Patrick O’Brian (R)

Designation: County Clerk & Recorder

E-mail: pobrian@fultoncountyilelections.gov

Phone: (309) 547-3041 Ext. 117

Office Address: Fulton County Clerk/Recorder, 100 N. Main, P.O. Box 226, Lewistown IL 61542

Term of Office: 2022

Patrick was born and raised in Fulton County. He is a resident of Farmington. He and his wife Maria have 5 children. He has served parts of 2 terms on the County Board. Most recently as County Board Chairman. He spent 19 years at McDonald’s twice being recognized as one of the Top 10% of General Managers in the Country. He eventually worked his way up to Area Supervisor which includes multi-restaurant supervision, over 250 employees, and over $10,000,000 in annual sales. Patrick has served in Fulton County government since 2012. Elected to the County board in 2012 and 2018. He was elected Chairman of the County Board in August 2019. He served as Chairman of the County Board until he was elected County Clerk & Recorder in November 2020.

Patrick is active in the community as well. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development and is treasurer of the Farmington Disc Golf committee.

Regional Superintendent of Schools

John Meixner (R)

John Meixner (R)

Designation: Regional Superintendent of Schools

E-mail: jmeixner@roe26.net

Phone: 309-575-3226

Office Address: 130 S. Lafayette St., Suite 200, Macomb, IL 61455

Term of Office: Term Expires 2019

Regional Superintendent Meixner started at the ROE in 2006 as the appointed Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools. He was appointed the Regional Superintendent of Schools in 2008, elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

John is a graduate of Macomb High School. He attended Spoon River College and graduated from Western Illinois University in Teacher Education. He later received his Master’s degree at WIU in Educational Administration.

While attending WIU for his undergraduate degree, his passion for the educational field began as a coach at Macomb CUSD and Colchester CUSD before he began his full-time career in education at Industry CUSD as the District Athletic Director, Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball coach, head Varsity Boy’s Baseball coach and Physical Education teacher. He later moved to Southeastern CUSD as a coach and teacher. At Southeastern CUSD, John became the first District Athletic Director and the Junior High building Administrator.

Reg. Supt. Meixner has successfully led the consolidation of two Regional Offices of Education in 2015 which now consist the region of Fulton, Hancock, McDonough & Schuyler Counties. ROE26 has two office locations in Macomb and Lewistown.

John has served and continues to serve on numerous community boards and organizations in the four county area he serves. He has also served on a few State Task Forces/Commissions and as an Officer for the Regional Superintendent’s Association.

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Fulton County Sheriff

Jeff Standard (D)

Jeff Standard (D)

Designation: Sheriff

E-mail: sheriff@fultonco.org

Phone: (309) 547-2277

Office Address: 268 W Washington Ave, PO Box 269, Lewistown, IL 61542

Term of Office: 4 Year Term Expires 2018

Sheriff Standard has worked at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office since 1999. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and was elected to the Office of Sheriff in 2006.

Jeff has been very active in the Fulton County area. He is a lifelong Fulton County resident. He has been involved in many groups and committees over the years in both his personal and professional life. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement Administration with minors in Sociology and Security Management. Standard graduated from the University of Illinois Police Training Institute and has attended numerous training courses and seminars.

He has attended the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association – Sheriffs’ Management Institute, the National Sheriffs’ Association – National Sheriffs’ Institute Executive Development Program. He is a graduate of the Rural Executive Management Institute sponsored by the University of Arkansas, Criminal Justice Institute for Rural Executive Training.

Sheriff Standard is also involved in many professional associations. He is a member of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, President of the Illinois Central Zone Sheriffs’ National Sheriffs’ Association, Legislative Committee for the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, Illinois Law Enforcement Liaison Committee for the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, West Central Illinois Task Force Board Member, Vice-Chairman for the Western Illinois Police Training Unit, Making Wise Choices Committee Member, Executive Board Member of Fight Crime Invest in Kids – Illinois, Fulton County Long Range Planning Committee, Fulton County Drug Court, and member of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council.

State’s Attorney

Justin Jochums (D)

Justin Jochums (D)

Designation: State's Attorney

Phone: (309) 547-3041 Ext. 231

Office Address: Fulton County State’s Attorney, 100 N. Main, Room 202, Lewistown, IL 61542

Term of Office: 2 Year Term Expires 2018 – Appointed

Justin Jochums attended Canton High School and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1999. He graduated from Valparaiso University Law School in 2002 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Law Degree. He was in private practice in Canton for two years before becoming an Assistant States Attorney.  Justin was appointed to the State’s Attorney position in 2016.

Fulton County Treasurer

Staci Mayall (D)

Staci Mayall (D)

Designation: Treasurer

E-mail: smayall@fultonco.org

Phone: (309) 547-3041 Ext. 128

Office Address: Fulton County Courthouse, 100 N Main Street, PO Box 111, Lewistown IL 61542-0111

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Term of Office: Term Expires 2018

Fulton County Coroner

Steve Hines (D)

Steve Hines (D)

Designation: Coroner

E-mail: oakshinesfh@yahoo.com

Phone: (309) 647-5368

Office Address: 1601 E Chestnut Street Canton, IL 61520

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Term of Office: 4 Year Term Expires 2020

The Coroner is an elected county-wide official that serves for a four year term. The Coroner’s office is a law enforcement agency, which, as part of the system of checks and balances, investigates the cause and manner of deaths that occur in the county. The office and its duties and powers descend from ancient British common law. In Illinois the main statutes governing the office are mainly found in the Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 55 (The Coroners Act).

The Coroner is largely involved in public safety and serves as protector of the people.  The Coroner has the same powers as the Sheriff.  Should the Office of the Sheriff become vacant, the Coroner performs all the duties as required by law to be performed by the Sheriff, and retains those powers until another Sheriff is appointed or elected.

The Coroner investigates all deaths where the decedent was not attended by a licensed physician for whatever cause, and is responsible for determining the manner and cause of each death to decide if an inquest is necessary.  The Coroner prepares and conducts inquests.  If the circumstances concerning the death are suspicious, obscure or mysterious the Coroner will determine the need for an autopsy.

The Coroner issues Coroner’s death certificates and cremation permits and also maintains records of all deaths in the County for which an inquest is held.

The Coroner’s Office serving Fulton County is committed to providing the citizens of Fulton County the most professional death investigations falling under its jurisdiction. We perform all of our own investigations, review toxicology, perform autopsies and histology by forensic pathologists. The coroner’s office investigates or reviews nearly 350 deaths during the year.