Ron Parson formally announced Friday his candidacy for Circuit Court Clerk in the May 6 primary elections.
Campaign officials said, "His 41 years in law enforcement in Hamilton County, most recently as the captain of security for the Hamilton County Court System, including Civil Process Division, makes him uniquely qualified for the position. After decades of working alongside judges and court personnel he understands how the orders of this office are implemented. His real-world experience will help him increase efficiency in the system having applied the mandates of the court as a law enforcement officer.
"According to constituents, Mr. Parson’s experience makes him the best man for the job because his experience suits this position. Having served civil papers and orders of protection, he understands the difficulties of distribution. Lawyers depend on the successful operation of the court, and in order for them to serve their clients, they have to get papers served efficiently. Currently, he oversees Civil Process in Hamilton County, and as such, if elected he will have a better understanding of what needs to happen in order to expedite services of the courts."
Given the recent comments surrounding the Circuit Court Clerk’s budget, Mr. Parson commented on how he would do things differently, “Balancing sheets, crunching numbers, and pinching pennies are great short term solutions, but in the long term we need a court system with less red tape, a system that is integrated with modern technology while still holding on to the core values of service to the citizens of this county.”
He said he has successfully managed large budgets in the past, and plans to implement changes to do more than simply stay afloat, but also create a surplus that could further improve services without the need to reduce payroll or personnel.