Written by Adam Hicks
Friday, 30 April 2010 08:51
1:49 p.m. - Longtime educator and current principal at Cove Creek Elementary School, Tom Trexler, is running against Diane Cornett Deal and Steve Combs in the Democratic Primary Election for the Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court.
Trexler said he has taught, coached, or been involved with administration in Watauga County Schools for 32 years and 19 of those were in an administrative role. He believes he has the right experience and skill set necessary to serve as an effective Clerk of Superior Court.
Trexler said, “I feel like with my 19 years of day-to-day and hands on administrative and leadership experience. I’ve worked with personnel, finance, law enforcement and the whole gambit. That’s why I feel very qualified to do the job of Clerk of Court.”
Trexler explained that he believes there are four important qualities voters should look for in a Clerk for Superior Court: 1) trust and integrity; 2) an effective and efficiently run office to better serve the public; 3) to be fair and impartial to all Watauga County citizens and other agencies; 4) to provide outstanding and friendly service to all.
Trexler said there are two things he would change should he be elected as the Clerk of Superior Court. He explained, “You can always upgrade service and communication. I’m not saying it’s not good now, but I’m just saying in 32 years of what I’ve done, you can always improve your service delivery and your communication. I guess the other thing that I’ve found out over three months of campaigning is the trust and integrity factor. I’m not saying there is a lack of [that now].”
Trexler said he is running for the Clerk of Superior Court because he wants to serve Watauga County.
Trexler explained, “Basically, I knew that somewhere along the line I would retire from the school system and I knew that I wanted to continue to serve Watauga County in some way shape or form.”
Trexler has been married to his wife, Sandra Edmisten, for 28 years. The couple has two daughters.
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