Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk William T. Jones is running for re-election this year, a press release said.
Jones kicked off his re-election campaign in late September with a fundraiser in Oak Ridge that was attended by Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and District 33 State Representative John Ragan, the press release said.
Jones was elected to the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in 2014 after a 24-year career in law enforcement, the press release said. His duties include supervision of Circuit Court, General Sessions Court Divisions I and II, and Juvenile Court.
“Under his direction, the clerk’s office has run more cost effectively by cutting operating cost,” the press release said. “All surpluses were returned to the county’s general fund. Jones has also been fiscally responsible and able to reduce the annual operating budget.”
The press release said the daily operations of the office have also been enhanced with upgrades to the computer servers, providing secure protection of sensitive information. Jones has overseen the improvement of online services, making it easier for the public and officers to search documents, the release said. Docket sounding, which informs attorneys and citizens of cases, has been reinstated. ones has also adopted training for employees, which has improved customer service, the press release said.
“As a certified public administrator, he has been able to move the office forward,” the release said.
“The Circuit Court Clerk’s office is one of great importance in local government,” Jones said in the press release. “The clerk must have extensive knowledge of the law, knowledge of court procedure, and must have a positive image in our community. I have all three.”
Jones said he has listened, evaluated, and taken to heart many suggestions offered by those using the clerk’s office.
“I have implemented improvements when possible and will continue to look for progress,” he said.
The release said Jones is a life-long resident of Anderson County. He and his wife, Amy, live in Briceville and attend Main Street Baptist Church in Rocky Top.
“He has a passion for serving the community,” the release said. “His family’s service to Anderson County goes back over 120 years, something he is proud of, and wants to continue to serve all the citizens of Anderson County.”
Jones is a member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce, member of Tennessee Clerk of Courts Association, County Official’s Association of Tennessee, Burlington Masonic Lodge and Kerbela Shriners as well as various other civic organizations. Jones is the immediate past chairman of the Anderson County Republican Party and serves on several committees in local government.
For more information, contact William Jones by email at [email protected].
Anderson County primary elections are May 1, and the county general election is August 2. (See the Anderson County Election Commission website for more information.)
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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