MADRAS, OR -- Four candidates have filed to run for the office of Jefferson County Clerk, and current Clerk, Kathy Marston, says each seems dedicated to learning about the job. She says the position has often had high interest, "The first year I ran for office, it was 1998, and I believe there were six of us that ran for the position at that time." She's pleased voters will have choices, again, this time around, "I have met them all. They are all interested in the job. It's very nice to see all the interest out there."
Marston has served as Jefferson County Clerk for nearly 20 years and says she's grateful for the trust residents have placed in her, but now she is looking forward to retirement.
She advises the next Clerk to become extremely familiar with Oregon revised statutes, "The Clerk is responsible for all of the County's public records. So, it's important that whomever is elected understands that responsibility, takes it very seriously, and learns all they can."
The four current contenders are Madras residents Charity Dubisar, Brian Crow, Kate Zemke, and Yoonsun Reynolds.