Suwannee Democrat

Election 2014

April 23, 2014

Live Oak election candidate questionnaires

Live Oak —

The Suwannee Democrat editorial board posed questions to the city clerk and mayoral candidates for the May 6 city election. Jeanne d'Eauédè and John Gill (incumbent) are candidates for the city clerk position. Tasha Cockburn, Andrew Gonzalez, Tommie Jefferson and Garth Nobles (incumbent) are all candidates for mayor.

The answers to those that responded are printed below. 

City Clerk

Jeanne d'Eauédè

Question 1

What is your best definition of a city clerk?

The position of city clerk is one of the oldest positions in municipal governments. The primary responsibility is to be the official keeper of all municipal records.

The clerk’s offices have become the hub of government, the direct link between the citizens of the community and their government.

No other office in local government has so many contacts with the public. The clerk serves the mayor, the city council, the city administrator and all administrative departments. Most of them call upon the clerk, daily, for some service or information. The work of the clerk’s office is not glamorous but it demands versatility, accuracy and great people skills. 

Question 2

Name three qualities a city clerk of Live Oak should possess to adequately perform the duties?

1. As keeper of municipal records, the Clerk must have records management skills.

2. The clerk must have interpersonal skills facilitating the interaction and communication between the citizens and their government.

3. A Clerk must keep up with changes in legislation and financial disclosure and election laws must be closely monitored.

Question 3

In your own words, what role(s) do/does the city clerk have in city government?

The role of the clerk is forthright; it is a clerical role, a secretarial role, one of record keeping and a recorder of the Official Records. The clerk’s office role in government is clerical but the office must work well with all elected officials as well as department heads, employees and citizens and it is imperative that everyone be treated equally and with respect.

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