Marsha Harris announces candidacy for District Clerk

Marsha Harris is announcing her candidacy for the office of District Clerk in Nolan County.“As life-long residents of Nolan County and current residents of Blackwell, my husband of 29 years, Ronnie ‘Rabbit’ Harris and I have raised two wonderful children,” she said. Their son, Garritt Harris, is a graduate of Blackwell CISD and Western Texas College. Brooklyn Harris, their daughter, is a senior at Blackwell CISD. In addition, they are all members of First Baptist Church in Blackwell.Currently, Harris is employed with the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office. During her 13 years with the Sheriff’s Office, she has obtained extensive experience dealing with a wide variety of criminal and civil documents, many of which go to, or come from, the District Clerk’s office. She is licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and she had computerized “full-access” certification for the Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC), the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS).“To date, I have received 217 hours of training in various aspects of criminal justice and civil process,” explained Harris. “The legal experience gained through my current position at the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office has absolutely helped me prepare for the duties of District Clerk.”She worked ten years for the Blackwell CISD school district as a substitute teacher and school bus driver. Virtually all of her adult life has been dedicated to various forms of public service. “As an elected member of the Blackwell school board from 2002-2010, I was involved in many aspects of business such as implementing policy and procedure, the yearly budget process for the school district, and I was instrumental in securing a $9.2 million dollar budget for the construction of the new school building in Blackwell.”While on the school board, she also received numerous hours of training in areas such as budget, finance and accountability. In May 1995, she was elected to the Blackwell City Council where she served six years.In addition, she has enjoyed being a member of the Nolan County DARE Parent’s Association since 2003. Previously, she served as President and Vice President and currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer.For over twenty years, she has been involved with the Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. During this time, she studied and became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and furthered her knowledge and became a Certified Paramedic. Her skills, she said, have proven to be invaluable.“I truly feel the knowledge and experience I have gained through various community roles will serve me well in this position if given your approval,” said Harris. “The opportunity to serve as your next District Clerk would be greatly appreciated. Therefore, on March 4th of 2014, I sincerely ask for your vote and appreciate your support.”