59 years old; Jefferson County resident for 30 years; Republican Party candidate
Community Service Experience — no information provided.
Work Experience & Education — Currently a bus operator at Jefferson County Schools (7 years); currently a small business owner (8 years), Graduate of James Wood High School (1981).
The candidate’s responses below were edited only for clarity & spelling.
What specific experience and expertise do you have that is relevant to performing the role of Circuit Court Clerk?
As many people know, in January 2021 I attended the January 6th rally to support President Trump and I was persecuted for it, despite doing absolutely nothing wrong. I’ve always been interested in politics, but the events surrounding January 6th really opened my eyes to the true nature of politics. I started getting involved locally through organizations like We The People of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee.
Later that same year, I noticed that my opponent brought partisan politics into the Circuit Clerk’s office by defying the order the Jefferson County Commission ending mask mandates. It was clear to me that the Circuit Clerk didn’t serve the people and was only interested in playing partisan political games [the candidate’s accusation is misleading – see Editor’s note below]. The people of Jefferson County deserve better and so I decided to run for Circuit Clerk, to return the office to where it belongs: serving the people of Jefferson County fairly, while following the rule of law, and ignoring partisan political games.
Editor’s note: The County Commission has no jurisdiction over the County Courthouse, which operates under the direction of the Circuit Court Judges, following West Virginia state law and regulations. The Circuit Court Clerk is obligated to follow the direction of the Judges.
What are the most important issues you expect the Circuit Court Clerk’s office will need to address in the next few years?
I am a successful small business owner and know how to manage people and a budget. Customer service is my specialty all while trying to save Jefferson County Taxpayers money.
What are your priorities for how the Circuit Court Clerk’s office operates?
Efficiency. Crime has started to increase because of many of President Biden’s policies. As crime increases, so do the number of cases that go through our court system. However, the court’s budget is unlikely to increase. The biggest challenge is going to be improving efficiency and managing cases while staying within the constraints of your budget.
What changes would you make to how the Circuit Court Clerk’s office operates?
I want to improve the customer service aspect of the Circuit Clerk’s office while making it run more efficiently on an existing or possibly reduced budget.
Why should voters vote for you?
I am asking you to hire me to be your Republican Circuit Clerk. I will bring dedication, loyalty, respect, compassion, and common sense along with a small business work ethic coupled with commitment to public service to the Jefferson County Courthouse. I am A Proud American and want the best for my Community, County, State and Country. I will be honored to serve you in Jefferson County. Thank you.
Tina Renner – Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk
Facebook: RennerForJefferson; Email: RennerForJefferson@gmail.com
In 2022, there are two candidates running for Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk (voters can select 1):
Laura Storm (currently serving as Circuit Court Clerk) is the Democratic Party candidate.
Tina Renner is the Republican Party candidate.
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