District Clerk will not seek new term

Patti Neill, Nolan County District Clerk, announced today that she would not seek another term. Her current term will end on Dec. 31, 2014, and she intends to complete her commitment.Neill began her career with the county in 1977 as a deputy for Betty Bryant in the County Tax Assessor-Collector's office, then began working for District Clerk Vera Holloman in 1990. She ran for the office 16 years later when Holloman decided to run for re-election. At the time of her retirement, Neill will have served two terms.When asked her reasons for the current decision, Neill responded that, because of changes mandated by the Texas Legislature which will affect Nolan County in the coming years, she believes someone who is both comfortable with cutting edge technology and young enough to commit to multiple terms (if elected) will be able to better serve the county. She was quick to comment that she has enjoyed her interaction with the people and officials of Nolan County, her co-workers and her colleagues around the state.She is looking forward to spending time with her family, dogs and horses as she retires. She suggested that persons interested in filing for the positions (persons may file between Nov. 9, 2013 and Dec. 9, 2013) are welcome to visit with her about the office, its requirements and its future.