Bruce Clark was born February 28, 1954, and raised on a small farm near Fairview, Kentucky. He graduated from Kankakee Westview High School in 1972, serving as student council president. A University of Kentucky political science graduate, he was selected to be one of 25 students nationally to meet and participate in a conference with then President Gerald R. Ford.
Bruce served as Business Administrator for Shapiro Developmental Center until 1985, when he was appointed Kankakee County Clerk, winning reelection eight times.
In November 1995, he was elected by his peers to serve as President of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders. In May and June of 1996, Bruce was selected by the Carter Center to be part of an international observation team to witness Presidential elections in the Dominican Republic. In May 1997, Bruce was requested to serve as an Election Observer in Liverpool, England. In September of 1997, Bruce served as an Election Coordinator in Bosnia. He has also served in elections in Kosovo, Azerbaiijan, Afghanistan and Bulgaria.
Community service plays a big role in Bruce Clark’s life. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Helen Wheeler Center, Asbury Child Care Center, Asbury United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society and United Way. He also has served as President of the Kankakee Kiwanis Club, and as Day School Board President for St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Kankakee.
Bruce resides in Bourbonnais with his wife, Christina, and has three children.