Coomer to seek second term as Sebastian County Circuit Clerk

Sebastian County Circuit Clerk Denora Coomer is running for a second term this year, she announced in a press release.

Coomer, a 31 year veteran of county government including 29 years as the county's court administrator, easily won a primary in 2012 against incumbent Circuit Clerk Ken Blevins, who had faced numerous scandals related to sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment during his term in office.

The release announcing her re-election indirectly referred to the scandal that swept her to office, saying that her "experience in county government, leadership, and ethics in the work place have been implemented and are an improvement to the morale of her office."

Coomer said accomplishments during her first term include a "reduction of overtime pay, conversion to the State jury system in both the Fort Smith and Greenwood Districts, an enhanced web-site to include the posting of commissioner's sales, support for the enactment of legislation in 2013 to add an additional revenue source for the county from funds received for conducting commissioner's sales when ordered by the court, and ongoing conversion and implementation of new software for the office."

Should she win a second term, Coomer said she would focus efforts on e-filing and e-warrants to meet the ever-changing technology demands.

"I hope the voters of our county will allow me to continue in office, and I pledge to them that my staff and I will continue to strive for excellence in customer service."

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No other candidates have announced to challenge Coomer, a Republican who is married and has two children and six grandchildren.

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