Today is the first day to file candidacy

The filing period is for the upcoming May Primary. Janet Howell submitted an announcement to WTRE news overnight.

Janet (Templeton) Howell Announces Notice of Candidacy for Decatur County Clerk

I am excited to announce my intent to file for the position of Decatur County Clerk.  

             I reside in Decatur County with husband, Chris Howell.  I have five children, three stepchildren, and five grandchildren.   I am currently employed with Decatur County Clerk’s Office, where I have been serving Decatur County as a Deputy Clerk since February 2009.  I have devoted myself to bringing high ethical standards and quality service to the Office of the County Clerk.  I have also worked for the county as a dispatcher for several years prior, where I helped with the implementation of the E911 system in Decatur County. My father, Daryl Templeton, is a former Sheriff of Decatur County.  I would like to follow in his political footsteps serving Decatur County, where I hope to make him proud.

The Clerk’s Office performs a wide variety of important duties, including holding elections, filing and maintaining cases for both Decatur Superior and Circuit Courts, taking payments for civil and criminal cases, marriage licenses, passports, maintaining records, and much more.  With my passion for serving our community, I hope to continue serving Decatur County as the next Decatur County Clerk. I am asking for your vote in the May 3rd Primary Election on the Republican ticket.


Candidates file in the Decatur County Clerk’s office and it’s the primary so candidates file seeking either the Republican or Democrat nomination.

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