Steve McClure was sworn into office on January 9, 2019. Steve was born and raised in Springfield, and his family has a long history of public service. Both his parents worked in Illinois State Government, and his grandfathers served in the military.
Steve went on to attend college at Arizona State University in Phoenix, where he earned two bachelor’s degrees in four years—one in history and the other in political science. After college, Steve returned home to attend the University of Illinois at Springfield. There he earned a master’s degree in political studies while working as a legislative intern for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus. From there, Steve went on to obtain a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana.
After graduating from law school, Steve accepted a position as an assistant state’s attorney in the Sangamon County Juvenile Division. Steve would go on to serve in the Sangamon County Felony Division. As a felony attorney, Steve prosecuted drug dealers, burglars, violent criminals, gang members, and perpetual thieves. Steve also focused on cases involving those attempting to take financial advantage of senior citizens. He also served as a member of the Lincoln Land Adult Fatality Review Team. The team investigates the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults that have passed away.