Clark to run for full term in office

Four file for Caldwell offices on first day
Feb. 11, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

On the first day of filing for the 2014 Caldwell County elections, four candidates filed to run, including incumbent Clerk of Superior Court Kim Clark

Clark, 52, of Lenoir, who took office last year after the retirement of Sandie Cannon, is running for her first full term. Clark is running as a Democrat.

Since taking office, Clark has been appointed to the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts Finance Committee, representing clerks across the state to help set, create and modify policies and procedures for clerks’ offices across the state.

Clark has held a number of positions throughout 24 years at the clerk’s office, including 19 years on the juvenile division and work with small claims court, child support, civil District Court and Superior Court.

“It’s something you have to love to do, and I love it,” Clark said.

She said she is running to uphold the quality of service the Caldwell County has established, noting that clerks from other counties call her for advice, and to see how Caldwell does things, and the office has even been recognized by the state.

Other candidates filing Monday were:

*For the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners, Donnie Potter, a former Sawmills Town Council member, and Ben Griffin, president of Ben Griffin Realtors Builders and a former county commissioner.

*For Sheriff, incumbent Alan Jones.

The filing period ends at noon Feb. 28.