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About Renee

Renee M. (Hooper) Overlee comes from a 3rd generation family from McHenry County, Illinois.  Renee was born and raised in the small farming community of Harvard, Illinois.  Renee married her husband, Jeffrey Overlee, in August 1996 raising two sons, Caleb and Benjamin.  Harvard has always been Renee’s hometown, always knowing she would raise her family here.

Renee is employed at the McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s office and has dedicated the last 25 years of her career to work in public service.  Renee is currently a Lead Court Specialist with the Circuit Clerk’s Office., This position requires her to rotate through most divisions within the office. Renee’s expert knowledge, dedication and passion are exemplary qualities that make her the best candidate for your next McHenry County Circuit Clerk.  

Renee worked fulltime with the McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s Office while raising her family, being an active sport’s mom and obtaining her higher education. Renee is no stranger to working hard and will never shy away from any challenge. Renee has fought hard for every accomplishment and she will fight harder to improve the Circuit Clerk’s Office; focusing on improving the relationship between leadership and its greatest asset, it’s employees; along with the Judiciary, Court Administration, and Court Services.

Renee enrolled in the Academy for Higher Performance through McHenry County College earning her Associates of Science in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources.  Renee’s passion for higher education continued when she enrolled at Columbia College of Missouri – Crystal Lake, earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a dual major in Business and Human Resource Management.  Renee’s dedication didn’t stop there; she enrolled at Webster University – St. Louis at their Aurora, Illinois campus, receiving her Master’s Degree in Business and Leadership. Renee has always put her best foot forward and gives 100% in every aspect of her life, graduating with honors in all of her degrees while always working full time and being there to support her family.

Renee is a devoted to McHenry County and the citizens of all of the communities that make up the most beautiful place in the State of Illinois to live.  Working in public sector is always rewarding; Renee continues to enjoy her job and works hard to ensure that everyone has the most positive experience with the Court System and the Circuit Clerk’s Office as possible. 

Renee is committed to improving herself and the community that she lives in.  Renee and her husband, Jeff, have volunteered their time to many different organizations for the youths in the community.  Her husband continues to donate his time as President of the Harvard Booster Club and from time to time you will see Renee by his side when she has spare time.

During Renee’s tenure with the McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s Office, she has gained the hands-on knowledge of the Circuit Clerk’s Office. Renee Overlee is the best choice for the next McHenry County Circuit Clerk. As voters and taxpayers of McHenry County, it is an exciting time that everyone will have a choice on the ballot in November of 2020. Renee has strong beliefs in ethics, morals, and transparency.  Renee will be the CHANGE in county government that everyone can count on.

In her spare time, Renee can be found enjoying quality family, gardening, working in the yard and reading while snuggling with the family dogs, Savannah and Miley. 




Authorized and paid for by the Citizens to Elect Renee Overlee. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is available on the Board’s official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
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