Clerk of Superior Court


Lola B. Jamsky (i)

Age: 69

Residence: St. Simons Island

In Glynn County: 15 years

Occupation: Clerk of Glynn County Superior Court

Relationship status: Married, three children

Education: High school diploma

Church of civic memberships: Frederica Baptist Church

What is the No. 1 issue facing the office you are seeking and how do you propose to resolve that issue?

I began solving those problems when I took office, and we are in good shape. Keeping up with new legislation and implementing changes and educating the public are our current goals.

What makes you the best qualified candidate for office?

I have worked in the clerk's office for 17 years in Wayne County, spent six years as the chief deputy clerk in Glynn County and have been the Clerk of Superior Court in Glynn County for 11 1/2 years.

Donita T. Taylor

Age: 60

Residence: Glynn County

In Glynn County: 22 years

Occupation: Clerk of Glynn County Juvenile Court

Relationship status:  Engaged, two children from a previous marriage

Education: Miami Dade College; Coastal Georgia Community College

Church or civic memberships: First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island; Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Glynn County Legal Assistants; Golden Isles Shag Club

Achievements:  Supervisory Leadership Certificate;  Time Management Certificate; Access and Excel Certificates;  Parent of the Year, Irwin County Elementary

What is the No. 1 issue facing the office you are seeking and how do you propose to resolve that issue?

The main issue facing the office of the clerk of superior court is the lack of technology and training of staff.

The clerk must have first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of the county's database system and other technology, and how best to integrate and utilize them to maximize the preservation of Glynn County's public records.

The superior court clerk's office is operating in essentially the same manner as it was when the current administration took over many years ago.

In addition, the staff has not been properly trained in the best use of the existing technology, nor do they have in place any standard operating procedures. In fact, only recently have a few of the court's staff been allowed access to email or the Internet. This has resulted in problems with annual financial audits, a waste of staff productivity and of financial resources provided by the county.

As clerk of superior court, I will have four guiding principles: highest quality; efficient operation; best technology; and accountability.

Using these principles as clerk, I commit to: pass all financial audits; provide court staff access to technology currently available; provide proper training on the county's existing database; provide staff with standard operating procedures and cross-training. In doing this, the Glynn County Finance Department, auditors and the people of Glynn County can verify I have done what I said I would do.        

 What makes you the best qualified candidate for office?

I have a passion and desire to provide the people of Glynn County with a superior court clerk's office with the level of professionalism and excellence it deserves.

I have 30-plus years of experience in the legal field as a paralegal and law firm manager. I have worked with Juvenile Court Judge George Rountree for 22 years, 14 of those years as paralegal and law firm manager in his private practice.

In 2004 I was appointed by Judge Rountree to serve as the Clerk of Glynn County Juvenile Court. This experience has provided me with a unique perspective about how to operate the superior court clerk's office at maximum efficiency, just as the juvenile court clerk's office is now operating. The Georgia Code mandates the responsibilities of this office, and I will abide by those mandates through team effort.

Timothy H. Wilson Jr.

Age: 26

Residence: Glynn County

In Glynn County: 26 years

Occupation: Paralegal and owner of Accounts Receivable, Inc.

Relationship Status: Married, one child

Education: Associate degree in paralegal studies, finishing bachelor of arts in criminal justice.

Church or civic memberships: Bay Harbour Church of God; Ocean Lodge No. 214

What is the No. 1 issue facing the office you are seeking and how do you propose to resolve that issue?

The No. 1 issue I see is updating the technology to the 21st century.

The technology is in place, but it is not being used to its fullest. It is going to be my goal to create an electronic filing system like that of the U.S. District Court, along with training all employees to use the system properly.

It is my goal to utilize this technology to save tax dollars by electronically mailing court dockets and allowing public access to view, print and pay for requested documents. This will also allow the use of credit or debit cards.

Additionally, using the technology to its fullest will allow the superior and magistrate courts to stay in budget and have a true and correct accounting when being audited.

I realize these will not happen overnight, but I will strive for this to happen in a reasonable amount of time.

What makes you the best qualified candidate for office?

I have been employed with a private law firm for the past eight years, and I currently own a billing and collection agency.

I have the knowledge and management skills to organize data using cost effective means.

I have researched different superior courts in Georgia and the differences in their courts and our court. I am open and willing to make changes and listen to employees and their suggestions. I have the life experience from working with the law firm to know what attorneys, paralegals and the general public want from their clerk of superior and magistrate courts.