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Letter: For Pierce

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Why am I voting for Amy Pierce for the Gloucester County Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court?

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is not currently being managed properly. The Clerk of Court has a significant responsibility to ensure transactions and court actions are handled properly and accurately. This is not happening. Therefore, we need someone like Amy Pierce to properly manage the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

As an example, the Auditor of Public Accounts performed an audit of the Clerk’s processes. The audit found the former clerk and her staff did not properly bill and collect court costs. In 17 percent of cases tested, defendants were overcharged.

Secondly, the Clerk’s Office and staff did not properly monitor and disperse court liabilities. At the end of the audit, the Office was holding $41,807 in bonds, escrow funds and chancery funds that should have been dispersed.

I will be casting my vote for Amy Pierce who has 23 years of Virginia ...

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