Republican Sebastian County Clerk Sharon Brooks is seeking a third term for the office, she announced Thursday (Jan. 30).
A press release from the Brooks campaign highlighted some of the customer service-related improvements that have come to the office since she took office in 2010.
"The County Clerk's office now accepts credit card payments for services both in person and by telephone," the release said. "Phase one of efforts to digitize county records is in progress as one of her major goals. Brooks has implemented a digitized map to better assist voters in locating their precincts, a process which will also help greatly in future redistricting efforts."
The campaign announcement goes to say that Brooks has saved taxpayer dollars by streamlining software systems. She also her office has upgraded its website and "redesigned the G-8 office to better acommodate early voting at the courthouse."
As part of the digitalization efforts in the County Clerk's office, Brooks' campaign announcement included a note about how the office "currently uses spreadsheets instead of ledgers for bookkeeping."
Brooks went on to thank the citizens for her two past terms and to talk about what the future holds in her office.
"I am thankful to the citizens of Sebastian County for every day that I have served as your County Clerk. I have worked diligently to earn and keep your trust in myself as well as my staff. The number one priority of this office is always to serve Sebastian County Citizens and provide you with the information that they seek in a professional, courteous and prompt manner. I will continue to work toward offering access to online records as well as other ways to improve the services offered by the this office. …There is still much to be done in way of improving services to the public and I am looking forward to implementing new ideas in 2014 and beyond."