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Kathy Torrence

Kathy Torrence

  1. What are your qualifications to be Clerk of the Circuit Court?

I began my career in the Clerk’s office in 2005 as a Deputy Clerk and in 2010 was promoted to Chief Deputy Clerk. I have learned and been trained in the duties of the Clerk’s office over the past 15 years and since Feb. 1, 2020, I have been the interim Clerk. I have met the challenges of COVID-19 and ensured that services to citizens continued while being mindful of the safety of citizens and staff. My experience and knowledge equips me to not only perform the duties of the Clerk but also those of my staff if needed.

  1. What, if any, changes would you implement at the Isle of Wight Clerk’s office if elected?

The Clerk’s office has undergone many changes this year to ensure continued services during COVID-19 while remaining operational and fully staffed every day. Technology has been a great asset during this time to assist in performing the work. I will continue to explore new programs as they are available to further the use of technology in accessing records and performing services for the citizens, being mindful of the funding and budget constraints of the state and locality.