Back in September, 2010 State Attorney for Kane County John Barsanti announced that he was appointed as a Circuit Court judge in the 16th District and would have to resign, so the Kane County Board formed a committee to interview and recommend valid candidates to the Board Chairwoman McConnaughay.
After reviewing the list of nine candidates who applied two were chosen as finalist; First Assistant State’s Atty. Jody Gleason and Attorney Joseph McMahon. Board Chairwoman McConnaughay nominated Attorney Joseph McMahon.
The Kane County Board approved Joseph McMahon as the new State’s Attorney for Kane County on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 with a vote of 21-2.
For the last eight years McMahon, 44, has been a founding partner at the private practice of McMahon-Williams Law firm in Geneva. In the 1990s he served as a assistant in the State Attorney’s office of Kane County and Deputy Chief of Criminal Prosecutions in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office where he supervised thousands of criminal cases and investigations conducted by grand juries throughout Illinois for two years.
Attorney Joseph McMahon will take office December 1, 2010 and will serve out the last two years of Barsanti term through December 3, 2012 when the office will be up for election again.