Ex-lawmaker takes pay cut to be St. Clair County clerk
Former St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney resigned this month after an employee accused him of sexual harassment. By Belo Content KMOV
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- A former state lawmaker who’s the new clerk of southwestern Illinois’ St. Clair County says his new job will pay about $20,000 less than what he is making, but he’s fine with that.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports Tom Holbrook will make $100,800 as St. Clair County clerk. He’s now making $120,000 a year as chairman of the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
The county’s board on Monday night unanimously appointed Holbrook as the replacement of Bob Delaney, who resigned last week after an employee accused him of discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Delaney denied any wrongdoing.
Sixty-three-year-old Holbrook formerly represented the 113th District, which includes Belleville.
He’ll begin as county clerk on Monday and complete Delaney’s current term that ends in December of next year.