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October 31, 2012

Court Clerk faces challenger

NORMAN — As one of the last remaining Democrats holding office in Cleveland County, Rhonda Hall has held the position of court clerk since 1996. Her lone challenger this election is Republican Mitchell Slemp.

While Hall has years of experience in the Cleveland County court clerk’s office, having started work as a file clerk in 1981, Slemp has worked for Mid-America Technology Center since 1974 and has served as a business liaison. Both are involved in the community.

The court clerk is an elected Constitutional officer with a four-year term entrusted with the duty of recording and preserving the state records of the District Courts of Cleveland County’s judicial district. The court clerk has the primary responsibility to record, file, and maintain permanent records of the proceedings of the District Court as well as to collect fees and distribute the collected fees to the appropriate agencies as provided by the law.

Filing fees and other court costs collected by the court clerk are put into the Court Fund to operate the District Courts which helps to finance the court clerk’s office, through the fees collected from court costs, fines and bond forfeitures. All of the court clerk’s records are now on computer.

· Democrat Rhonda Hall

Incumbent Rhonda Hall started working in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s office as a file clerk in October 1981, and became supervisor of the criminal division in 1990. In 1996 she was elected Cleveland County Court Clerk and was re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Hall has received her Court Clerk’s Certification from the Center for Local Government Technology through Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the Oklahoma State Court Clerk’s Association where she has served on the Legislative Committee and served as Vice President. In 2004 Hall served as the President of the Oklahoma Court Clerk’s Association. She is also a member of the Oklahoma County Clerk’s and Deputies Association, Cleveland County Budget Board and member of the Cleveland County Court Fund Board. She has also served on several other committees concerning the statewide Court Clerk’s computer system.

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