My name is Wanda L. Smith and I would like to announce my candidacy for Polk County Circuit Clerk. I am seeking the Republican nomination in the March 1 primary election.
I am the daughter of the late Franklin and Hilda (Broach) Dean, who both grew up in the County. I have lived in Polk County most all of my life and am married to Harold D. Smith. We currently reside in Vandervoort, Arkansas. I am very dedicated to Polk County and I’m proud to call it my home.
I have been employed by Polk County for the last eight years working under both Judge Ryan and Judge Looney in the Circuit Judge’s Office as well as the Juvenile Probation Office. With the experience working under both judges, I have gained a great deal of knowledge on the day-to-day operation of the Circuit Clerk’s Office. This experience has also given me an understanding of what my responsibilities will be as Circuit Clerk, which will assist me to better serve the court, attorneys, title companies, banks as well as the people of Polk County.
Also, having been employed by a local attorney for fourteen years, I have knowledge of other working components outside the clerk’s office. This will enhance the inner workings of the office due to my experience with all types of legal documents and filings in the clerk’s office.
My main goal as the Circuit Clerk would be to serve the citizens of Polk County by maintaining all criminal, civil, domestic relations and juvenile records in a timely manner, as well as the recording of all documents. In addition, I look forward to serving the jurors of Polk County during future jury trials. Also, my future plans will be to hopefully update the court system’s technology to be compatible with other court systems in Arkansas by putting records on an online public access portal.
I am dedicated, dependable and honest and as your Circuit Clerk I will be a good steward of the office.
I would truly appreciate your vote in the primary election on March 1, 2016.