Beth Holcomb, a 29-year veteran of the Yadkin County Clerk of Court’s office, snagged the win in the Republican primary race for Clerk of Superior Court.
Holcomb surpassed opponent April Mendenhall with 62 percent of the vote. Holcomb received 3,997 votes; Mendenhall received 2,434 votes.
“I am honored and I am humbled and I am happy to represent the citizens of this county as the Clerk of Court,” Holcomb said late Tuesday just as the preliminary election results came in. “It was a good race and we worked hard and I know my competition worked hard, but I’m just thankful to the citizens and appreciate that the citizens chose me.”
Holcomb is a 1983 graduate of Forbush High School and has been employed by the Clerk of Superior Court since September of that year. Holcomb began her career part time at the clerk’s office in child support and was hired full-time in August of 1984. She worked in Criminal District and Superior Court for 18 years before being promoted to assistant clerk in 2001 by Clerk Dorothy Shore. She continued as assistant to Dixon upon his election in 2002.
Holcomb is also head cashier and has worked in the areas of estates, special proceedings and criminal superior court. She has completed several classes through the Administrative Office of the Courts in adoptions, incompetency proceedings, estates, foreclosures, name changes and criminal proceedings.
A “lifelong Republican” Holcomb also has served on the Yadkin County GOP Executive Committee since 2002 and is a past vice chairman. She is also a member of Boy Scout Troop 655, past PTA treasurer for Fall Creek Elementary and past member of the executive committee for the Forbush Band Boosters. Holcomb attends Union Cross Friends Meeting, where she serves as co-chairman of the finance committee and recording clerk.
“In my 29 years with the clerk’s office, I have at some point done practically every job,” Holcomb said in an earlier interview. “The clerk has the responsibility of being the ‘record keeper’ of the court. My number one goal is to serve the people that come into the office in a professional, competent and courteous manner with everyone being treated equally.”
Kitsey E. Burns can be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.