Two challengers are seeking to unseat incumbent Glynn County Superior Court Clerk Lola Jamsky in the Republican primary.
The clerk of superior court is responsible for managing all the clerks in superior and magistrate courts, filing and keeping court records and leading the Glynn County Jury Commission.
Jamsky has held the office for three four-year terms and served as the chief deputy clerk in Glynn County before that.
Taylor seeks to update technology and training in the clerk's office. Wilson, who has experience as a paralegal, wants to initiate electronic filing with the county's courts.
This race will likely be decided at the primaries, unless an independent candidate qualifies later.
Lola B. Jamsky (i)
Residence: St. Simons Island
In Glynn County: 15 years
Occupation: Clerk of Glynn County Superior Court
Relationship status: Married, three children
Opponents of incumbent Glynn County Superior Court Clerk Lola Jamsky have criticized her for paying more money out of her office's Child Support Receiver account than collected, and Glynn County Finance Department audits support those claims.
Whatever the case, the oversight does not involve a lot of money.
The Child Support Receiver account, which is used to collect child support payments and pay parents and guardians who are owed money, has not been more than $35 in the red any given year since 2007, but it has reported negative book balances.
Auditors, who conduct annual, state required audits of all Glynn County departments, have continually noted the issue, according to the audit reports.
In 2007, the clerk collected $3,006,911, but paid $3,006,914, creating a $3 loss. Losses increased by $26 in 2008, $16 in 2009 and $35 in 2010.
Donita Taylor says she fixed Glynn County Juvenile Court and now wants to move on to Superior Court.
One of her goals if elected is to update the technology used in Superior Court. She wants to make the court more accessible to lawyers and the public, and to establish avenues for electronic filing of court documents.
"As far as juvenile court goes, there was no technology (when I started). Now, it has the most up-to-date technology available," Taylor said. "I've been transmitting court documents electronically for seven years."
The technology includes a web-based justice data system, e-filing capability for the court and attorneys and a state-of-the-art courtroom recording system.
Taylor helped set up the Odyssey criminal justice data system currently used by the courts, the sheriff's office and police.