Republican candidate Tammy M. Howard, will face off against Democrat Annetta Danley Stembridge in the Nov. 5 election for Douglas County Clerk of Superior Court.
Tammy Howard is currently serving as the Clerk of the Superior Court, sworn in March 18, as Clerk of Superior and State Court for the Douglas Judicial District. Howard, as Chief Deputy Clerk, automatically succeeded Clerk Rhonda Payne upon her passing on March 17.
Early voting starts Oct. 14."I am highly qualified for this position, with 19 years experience working in this office," Howard said in an email. "I have worked in every aspect of the Clerk's Office from working in the record room with deeds, plats, processing a variety of legal documents in civil and criminal cases, working in the courtroom, and ensuring the integrity of jury service. I have gained tremendous experience and knowledge while actively serving in Douglas County as a Calendar Clerk for 12 years, Chief Deputy Clerk for 5 years, plus other areas in the office for 2 years, and now acting as the present Clerk of Superior Court.
"As the Clerk, I work to maintain the public trust as the official record keeper for Douglas County. I am responsible for 42 employees and offer support staff for 5 judges. I am also in the process of implementing electronic filings of civil documents. This job entails a lot of decision making, which I take very seriously. It also involves a lot of public contact and I am a strong advocate for quality customer service. I am a responsible and reliable person who will work hard every day to serve our County. My heart is in this job and I want to remain the Clerk for this County. I'm a public servant, and I have a servant's heart in more ways than one. I have been happily married for almost 30 years. My husband is the Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church. Together we raised our two children in Douglas County."
Editor's note: Annetta Danley Stembridge has not returned Patch's attempts to contact her for an interview.