Douglas Johnson

DeKalb County Clerk Douglas Johnson (DeKalb County photo)

DeKalb County Clerk Doug Johnson last week announced that he won't seek another term. Johnson was appointed in 2013 and was first elected in 2014.

Johnson says he's been searching for someone to take up the mantle.

Johnson says he'll support DeKalb County Executive Assistant Tasha Sims for the job. Sims will need to be elected in November as Johnson plans to finish up his term. Northern Illinois University Professor Linh Nguyen has also announced her candidacy.

Johnson says he's most proud of how elections in DeKalb County have gone since he's been in office.

In June of last year, Johnson faced calls to resign after posting a social media comment on a news article seeming to support tolerance of the white supremacy group Patriot Front. Johnson later said his post was being taken the wrong way.

The 65-year-old Johnson says he still plans to be involved in the clerk's office and may even sign on as an election judge in the future.

Johnson says he plans to spend more time working at his family's business endeavors.