Clerk of superior court will not seek another term

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The clerk of superior court has decided not to run for a sixth term.

Brenda Tucker, who has held the position for the past 20 years made the announcement Tuesday in an email.

While she has enjoyed her experience, she said she is making the decision based on what's best for herself and her family.

Below is a copy of the email sent:

I want to thank the citizens of New Hanover County for allowing me to serve them as THEIR Elected Clerk of Superior Court for the past 20 years.  It has been a humbling, yet amazing experience and I have enjoyed every moment of my 27 plus year career as a public servant, beginning my employment as a Deputy Clerk in 1982.  To the family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances who have contributed to this blessing, I cannot adequately express my gratitude. 

Life should be lived like chapters in a book.  It was never meant that we read the first chapter and not read the rest of the book.  I have stood firm over the years in my encouragement to my friends/staff to always make their decisions based on what is best for themselves and their family.  I now take heed to my own advice.  

It is with mixed emotions that I have made the decision to not seek a sixth term as Clerk of Superior Court and will end my tenure in this position at the expiration of the present term of office.  The administrative and judicial responsibilities of the Clerk require knowledge and understanding of the law tempered with compassion, a genuine desire to "help" and a common sense approach.  I have the utmost confidence in the citizens of New Hanover County in that they will elect the most suitable candidate to be my successor and continue the tradition of having the most efficient, dedicated clerk's office in the State of North Carolina.

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