Ottawa County Circuit Court judges recently appointed County Elections Coordinator Justin Roebuck as interim county clerk/register of deeds, effective June 28.
“It’s what I would call my dream job,” Roebuck said. “It’s a good opportunity to serve our residents in a different way.”
Daniel Krueger was first appointed to the position of Ottawa County clerk in 1978. He has been elected to nine four-year terms since then — the last being to the combined clerk/register of the deeds post in November 2012.
Krueger, 67, announced his retirement April 22 during a meeting of the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners.
“I am of that age where I am able to retire,” he said.
Krueger noted that the office has made a lot of progress in the time he’s been at its helm, and believes it is time for him to take a step back and watch someone younger do the job.
Krueger called Roebuck’s appointment “a great step for Ottawa County.”
“He spent five years with me working in elections, and he has a great knowledge of the office,” Krueger said.
Based on state law, the county’s Circuit Court judges must appoint an interim clerk to serve until the next general election. Krueger’s term expires at the end of 2016.
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