MARION – The Williamson County Board of Commissioners is expected to accept State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti’s resignation letter and accept the recommendation and approval for a new State’s Attorney when they meet Wednesday morning at 9 in the Williamson County Administrative Building boardroom in Marion.
Zanotti was cited in late May for DUI after an Illinois State Police trooper pulled him over and determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol while driving home from a friend’s house. Zanotti said he would not fight the charge and plead guilty.
As for a new State’s Attorney, the Williamson County Republican Party recently nominated Ted Hampson for the position.
According to a post on the Williamson County Republicans Facebook page, Hampson’s nomination will be formalized at its meeting today, which will place him on November’s general election ballot in Williamson County.
Hampson has more than two decades of criminal defense experience and formerly served as a Winnebago County prosecutor. Hampson and his family have resided in Williamson County for the past two decades and are “very active in the community,” according to the Facebook post.