The election season is over!
More importantly, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate my former associate, Rachel (Bloom) Mast, on becoming the Hancock County State’s Attorney.
I first met Rachel when she was an intern at the McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office. I was one of the attorneys who supervised her internship. She later joined my office after she graduated law school. Rachel stayed in my office until she was hired as an Assistant State’s Attorney by my old boss, McDonough County State’s Attorney James L. Hoyle. From there she grew as a young assistant state’s attorney until she eventually filled my old position as First Assistant of the McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office. Since then, she has progressed even more to become the attorney who is responsible for all criminal and civil matters for one of the 102 Illinois Counties.
Watching her grow from traffic tickets to murder cases has been a great source of professional pride. Congratulations once again on your election as Hancock County State’s Attorney!