Atkins seeks circuit clerk’s office
Published 4:28 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Marsha McClure Atkins has announced her intent to seek the office of Marengo County Circuit Clerk. She will run as a Democrat.
Atkins, a life-long resident of Linden and graduate of Marengo Academy, served as municipal court clerk for the City of Linden for a decade and also served as a secretary in a local law office.
That experience, she said, makes her an ideal fit for the circuit clerk’s office.
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“I have worked with local and surrounding courts, law enforcement and attorneys,” she said. “The fact that I was a court clerk for 10 years and that I have maintained my certification, means I’m very familiar with the duties of the office.”
Further, Atkins said her background as a sitting court clerk would be helpful to bolster the staff and help move documents through the office faster.
“There have been layoffs,” she said. “I’m a hard worker. I can go in and be an additional help, already being familiar with the job. I want to go in there and be a part of that team and take a lot of that work off of them. I want to be part of the solution for the cutbacks.”
Atkins, who has never sought political office before, added that she saw a run for the county’s circuit clerk as a way to get back into a field she has made a career out of, rather than simply seeking office.
“I’m not going after the title,” she said. “I’m going after the job because that’s the work I like to do.”
Atkins is a member of Linden Baptist Church and is married to Pat Atkins. She has two children, Jessica and Randall Sanders.