Attorney Bill Bernard has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the position of Kane County Attorney. Bernard presently serves as Deputy Kane County Attorney; a position he has held since 2007.

Bernard says he decided to run for the position of county attorney as a “natural next step” in his efforts to provide the citizens of Kane County with the best legal representation available. He places a tremendous emphasis on the vigorous prosecution and sentencing of DUI and drug charges, as well as domestic violence and abuse cases. “Those who endanger the lives and safety of our citizens, either intentionally or recklessly, create a debt to society and must pay for their crimes. It’s the county attorney’s job to make sure that they pay up.” Bernard has enjoyed a high percentage of success over the years with his actions.

Additional, he says, “In civil matters, our nation’s Constitution is the foundation of our legal system. Life, liberty and property must be zealously protected and preserved.”

Bernard is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate of USC in Public Administration and a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara Law School, where he was elected associate editor of Law Review. He brings a wealth of experience from both the public sector and private practice to the Kane County Attorney’s Office.

Prior to his educational pursuits, he served in the military. Upon leaving the military, Bernard served 11 years with the LAPD, which ultimately ignited his passion for the legal profession.

“I was very fortunate to grow up on a farm where I gained an early respect for hard work and the values which have made this state and this country so special. I believe I can apply my experience to the benefit of the citizens of Kane County, and I look forward to serving them as their county attorney.”