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White will seek reelection in ‘14 | Election 2014
San Juan County Clerk of the Court Joan White is in the race.
A two-term incumbent, White was first elected to the position in 2005 and ran unopposed in 2010. A former longtime clerk of the court department assistant, she took over the position following a successful first-time bid for elected office and on the heels of the retirement of former clerk Mary Jean Cahail.
The duties of the court clerk include management of business affairs of superior and juvenile courts, and family law matters, maintaining legal files, collection of court-ordered fines and fees, and coordinating purchase and renewal of U.S. passports.
“In addition to assisting the superior court in addressing the needs of our community, meeting the challenges of new laws and harnessing the benefits of new technology, my office has improved citizens’ access to the court by providing user-friendly legal packets for many procedures, and making court documents readily accessible to the public,” White said.
White currently supervises 3.4 employees. The position pays $75,000 a year.