Collin County Clerk
4-year term. Must be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Texas, and a resident of the district represented. The County Clerk records the proceedings for the county courts and maintains a wide variety of legal and vital records that include marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, land records, power of attorney filings, bonds, plats, marks and cattle brands, assumed names, and beer and wine sales permit applications.
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Stacey Kemp (Rep)
Collin County Clerk
Challenges: What are the challenges in protecting the accuracy, integrity, and accessibility of records of the county, and how would you address them?
Vision: If elected, what would you most like to accomplish during the next term?
Other Issues: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing for the Collin County Clerk, and what is your position on these issues?
I studied at Collin College and have averaged 40 hours a year of continuing education through the State clerk associations while in office.
I have served as the County Clerk since 2007 and Regional Director, Legislative Committee Chair, and Exec. Board of the County and District Clerk's Association, am a Past President of McKinney Sunrise Rotary as well as other community organizations.
Maintaining a high level of customer service without sacrificing quality of the electronically stored documents is crucial; therefore the need for services is the biggest challenge to protecting the integrity of the records. In 2017, over 3.5 million pages were filed in the 8 courts we serve, and we had over 1.3 million pages of land and vital filings. These numbers increase exponentially each year with the explosive growth in the county. To ensure we succeed in this area, we have implemented data breach protocols to ensure security and implemented a double check system which requires entry or review of a stored image 2 separate times to ensure the integrity of the stored record.
I work every day to provide the best possible service to our customers in the most fiscally conservative way and this will continue to be my focus during the next term. In addition, we are working towards greater transparency and availability of records online. We are implementing a redaction program that will remove sensitive personal and financial data from the court records so all members of the public will have online access to the records without risking data mining or ID theft. I would like to continue my work with the state associations and our local legislators to ensure statutes and rules keep pace with the technological advances we’re making.
The most pressing issues for the County Clerk’s office are: continue to keep pace with evolving technology innovations and stay ahead of data security threats; provide all citizens in the ever changing demographics of Collin County with superior customer service while maximizing fiscal resources; continuous review and modification of business processes to identify efficiencies while adjusting to the recent implementation of criminal e-filing of records; maintain participation in legislative processes to ensure updated rules and crucial compliance with the legal requirements of the office.
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