Commissioner Fields Considered A Leading Candidate For Clerk And Master

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sources said County Commissioner Jim Fields, who is an attorney, is considered a leading candidate to be named clerk and master in the place of retiring Lee Akers.

If he is named to the post, Commissioner Fields would like to stay on the County Commission while only drawing the clerk and master pay and benefits, sources said. He represents District 2.  

Current Chancellors Frank Brown and Jeff Atherton have declined to give the names of the 14 local attorneys who have applied for the post. They have been placed under seal.

Pam Fleenor, who will be the new chancellor in place of the retiring Brown, is also involved in choosing the new clerk and master.

Mr. Akers said another meeting is set next Tuesday on the selection process.

Mr. Akers earlier said he would be involved in choosing his successor. He said his five deputy chiefs would also have input.

Mr. Akers' retirement date is Sept. 8.

He is paid $106,016.


 


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