Pete Duncan is Macoupin County’s 27th County Clerk and Recorder. He was elected in 2010 at the age of 24, making him the youngest county elected official in Macoupin history and one of the youngest county officials in the history of Illinois.
Upon his election, he championed open and accountable government through online access to budgetary and financial information. His efforts led to Macoupin ranking in the top ten counties of the Illinois Policy Institute’s Online Transparency Audit. Since he took office, Macoupin was also selected as one of the first ten Centers for Election Excellence recognizing the county as a leader in safe, secure and inclusive elections that put voters first. Duncan has also taken an office that was still using the same filing and storage systems dating back to when the county started in 1829 and automated nearly all facets of the office. These efforts have shown concrete results by reducing costs, providing more efficient service, and increasing taxpayer satisfaction with the office. Duncan currently serves on the State of Illinois Budgeting for Results Commission and was named one of the Top 25 Under 45 Young Leaders in Macoupin County in 2011.For more on the responsibilities of the County Clerk's office, click here.