The last part of news 13's "Walton Votes" series, giving you the chance to meet the candidates of universal primary races in Walton County, wraps up with the race for Walton County Clerk of Court.
The race for Clerk of Court is 3 deep; all Republican, all with extensive court or financial experience and all with a vision for the office, beginning with Alex Alford.
Alford is the current Information Technology Director in the Walton Clerk of Court office. He boasts a record of achievement, including being one of the first in state to make public records available online.
"I've been a part of all the decisions we've made to improve our Clerk's office, which by the way is the best Clerks office in the state of Florida. So, I've been through all the ups and downs, trials and tribulations getting to the top and now the key is staying there," said Alford on Tuesday at Freeport High School.
Your next candidate is Gwyn Thomas. She's a lifelong resident of Walton County with 34 years in banking. She's running on a platform of dependable and courteous service.
"I have had 34 years banking and financial experience, and the clerk of court is the comptroller for the bank and the board of county commissioners. So, I feel like I can do them a good job and bring them new eyes on the money," said Thomas.
Last but not least is Sue Thorn. She's a retired office administrator for State Attorney's Office in Walton County. She's proud of her 36 years of court experience. She promised to be, "effective, efficient and always available."
"I feel like my extensive background of court experience in the Walton County Court System qualifies me for the candidate of Clerk of Court," added Thorn.
To learn more about the clerk of court candidates or any races in Walton County, you can visit www.votewalton.com.
Remember, early voting begins August 4th and the primary is August 14th.