Longtime retired Greene County Clerk Mike Carr has endorsed Brooke Hobbs for his old job, over the current appointed officeholder Steve Helms.
Hobbs is battling Helms and Peggy Kubicek in a 3-way primary for the Republican nomination for Clerk to be decided August 5th. There is no Democratic primary.
Hobbs served under Carr for five years before she left to work in a private law firm. "It is with great pleasure I am supporting Brooke Hobbs as my replacement as Greene County Circuit Court Clerk," writes Carr in his endorsement letter.
"She wisely used her college degree to develop exceptional legal knowledge and communication skills. Brooke and I have discussed her desire to return to the Circuit Clerk's office and I encouraged her to seek election to the office upon my retirement," Carr added.
"I am asking that you please vote for Brooke so the public can have a well-qualified leader as your Circuit Clerk," Carr said.
Hobbs said Carr's endorsement is an honor and credited him with teaching her the rules and procedures of the court.
"As a full-time Circuit Clerk, Mike was in the office each day performing the responsibilities of the office and working with a changing group of Circuit Judges for 35 years to manage the Judicial System. I plan to follow his example as your full-time Circuit Clerk," Hobbs said.
"My goal is to restore the high standards he had for the office and the respect he had for the Circuit Clerk staff. I will work each day in my commitment to have a productive, professional Circuit Clerk office," she added.
Restore the high standards? Have they been lost since Helms took over?
DEVELOPING . . .