Merlin Klotz, candidate for Douglas County clerk and recorder



Party: Republican

City or town of residence: Parker

Profession: Clerk and recorder

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Why are you seeking this office?

To continue the operational success and customer service culture implemented in my first term.

What makes you the best choice for clerk and recorder?

Experience in the public sector as a CPA in rapid growth and startup situations. In the first term we have been able to bring internal controls and operational efficiencies from the private sector to government. With evolving legislation and governmental agency systems this expertise continues to be critical.

What are the most important traits or skills for a clerk and recorder to possess?

Leadership by empowerment of those in the team to do their job. The clerk`s job is to ensure that each employee has the software, tools, education and motivation to do his/her job and the freedom to perform without being micromanaged.

What must an effective clerk and recorder accomplish?

Lead and motivate a staff of about 100 in six distinct divisions as agent for state and federal agencies. And, this must be done with a focus on customer service.

What will your top priority be if elected?

Address facility issues including space and ADA issues in the Clerk Department that now impact my customers wait times, safety and ability to complete functions such as elections in a timely manner.


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