The Norman Transcript

Election Coverage

October 31, 2012

Court Clerk faces challenger

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NORMAN —

Hall participates in the United Way, March of Dimes, Cleveland County 4-H and supports the area FFA booster clubs. She is a member of the Cleveland County Cattlemen’s Association and serves on the board of the Salvation Army.

Hall’s roots run deep in Cleveland County. She is married to Neal Hall, they have one son, Chris. All are graduates of Moore High School. Both Rhonda’s and Neal’s families have lived in Cleveland County for many years, she is a fifth generation citizen of Cleveland County.

In 2009 under Hall’s leadership Cleveland County was designated credit card acceptance pilot court. Hall has accepted appointment by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve on the IT Criminal Committee, the IT Vendor Selection Committee, the IT Court Fund Vendor Selection Committee, the IT Jury System Vendor Committee and other subcommittees in connection with this historic project. She has attended a number of sessions, sharing her expertise to create a “top five in the nation” statewide court case management system.

· Republican Mitchell Slemp

Mitchell Slemp began work for Mid-America Technology Center in 1974, where he initially served as a machine shop instructor and later as a liaison to the business community, helping to create training programs. Slemp said he hopes to serve as court clerk not just for the strictly regulated office duties, but also for the clerk’s role on the county budget board.

“I want to be sure that we utilize that money to be a good steward of that money,” Slemp said.

Slemp and his wife Leona, both fourth generation Oklahomans, were born and raised in South Oklahoma City. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Son Scott Slemp and his children live in Moore. Daughter Lori and her husband Jason Blair and their children live in Moore. Son Kevin Slemp and his wife Megan and their children live in Edmond. They have been faithful members of First Baptist Church Moore for over 27 years. Slemp has taught Sunday school for years, and has served in many other capacities. Slemp is a staunch conservative who is devoted to his faith, his family, and his community.

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