Lori Wilcox has quite a resume.
She's a librarian, parent involvement coordinator and enrichment teacher for the CICS-Lloyd Bond Campus of the Chicago Public Library. She is also the business manager for the Open Door Deliverance Church and a member of the Board of Trustees.
The mother of three can add a new a job to her list: the first elected Chicago Heights City Clerk.
How does Wilcox feel about her new role?
"Being raised in the city of Chicago Heights, I’m elated," Wilcox said "Especially being the underdog in this race."
Wilcox sure didn't look like an underdog. She ran against current city clerk Ethel Taylor and board member Beverly Goncher and grabbed more than 2,700 unofficial votes, more than doubling Taylor's total.
Wilcox accredited her high vote-count to pounding the pavement.
"We had a strong volunteer base," Wilcox said. "I can say that I walked and walked and walked literally every day for two hours."
With the election over, the new clerk said she is looking forward to making some changes at .
"I would like to see our website up to date," Wilcox revealed. "I would like to see all information easily accessible online."
Wilcox said her interest in online avenues comes from personal experience.
"I like doing things online," she said. "I like to see things moving towards the information age where we can get things online via email, Facebook or Twitter."
Wilcox also said she would like to start an outreach program that finds ways to make information more easily accessible to seniors and individuals who can't get to City Hall easily. She added that most of her plans will depend on what the city can afford.
"We’ll have to look at the budget and see what would be feasible," Wilcox said.
Wilcox is scheduled to be sworn in May 1.