Johnson wins another term as clerk of court

Elaine Johnson will keep her job as clerk of court for another four years after winning Tuesday night with 63 percent of the vote.

Johnson thanked her supporters Tuesday and said the re-election represents an opportunity to continue taking the clerk of court’s office into the future.

“We’re already in the middle of it now,” Johnson said.

Her challenger, Hattie Holmes-Sullivan, spent 27 years as a clerk and is currently an assistant to State Court Judge David Watkins.

Holmes-Sullivan said it was a really good race that allowed her to meet “a lot of wonderful people.”

“That means more to me than anything,” she said.

Johnson ran on her record of 39 years of uninterrupted service at the clerk of court office, 19 of those years as clerk of court. Under her leadership, court records dating back to 1993 were made accessible to the public in 2007. Johnson envisions the implementation of electronic filing over the next four years.

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