Clarion County Prothonotary Seeks 4th Term

I, Jeffrey A. Himes, of Redbank Township, Clarion County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts am announcing my intention to seek a fourth term as the Republican nominee in the May election.    My previous terms in office have been exciting and challenging. I have replaced and upgraded all employee workstation PCs without using taxpayer dollars.   I had implemented a new scanning system in order to preserve Court documents and hope in the future to make those scanned images available for the public to view.  This system was also installed without the use of taxpayer dollars.   I have constantly looked for ways to improve the efficiency and ease of the filing process, especially for the pro-se filers.   I made accepting credit cards available in the office and over the telephone to allow people another option for paying filing fees or court costs and fines. This process has increased the collection of restitution payments for victims. In 2018, my office opened and processed 1,480 civil files and 605 criminal files along with numerous dependency and juvenile files.  My staff and I are Acceptance Agents for the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency. We provide this service every business day 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.  My office is here to serve the citizens of Clarion County in a friendly and efficient manner.  I am a member of the Clarion County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, the Prothonotary and Clerk of Court Association, Knights of Columbus Council #8538 and Board member of Clarion County’s Promise.  I attend and am very active in St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Crates.