Carlton: A race for clerk (yawn) turns contentious

Sue Carlton, Times Columnist | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:05pm


The race to become clerk of the circuit court — sorry, had to stifle a yawn there — is traditionally as scintillating as picking who sits on your local mosquito control board.

Not that Florida’s court clerks don’t do critical work as the counties’ record keepers and chief financial officers. The risk of having the wrong person mucking up an office that handles everything from marriages to jury duty — or, worst case, using the job for nefarious deeds like fixing traffic tickets — is big.

But this is one wonkish, behind-the-scenes elected office, generally lacking the spirited and sometimes ugly politicking that marks other campaigns.

Generally, I said. Read the full article HERE.