Faulkner County Clerk Melinda Reynolds announced recently that she will not seek re-election in 2014.
Reynolds has served as county clerk since 1993. Before elected, she served 12 years as a Deputy County Clerk. Reynolds worked for former County Clerk Ruben Goss until his retirement in 1992 at which time she ran for the position that she currently holds.
“I am very grateful to the previous county clerks that I worked for,” Reynolds said. “I couldn’t have asked for two better elected officials to learn from.”
Reynolds said she tried to serve the people of Faulkner County in an honest and efficient manner.
“I know this sounds strange, but if I had to pick out a favorite part of the county clerk’s job, it would be elections.” Reynolds said she had the privilege of working with a great group of poll workers.
“Saying goodbye will not be easy,” she said. “I have grown up at the courthouse. I’m sure this year will go by real fast.
“I would just like to say that I really appreciate the people of Faulkner County for allowing me to serve as their county clerk for the past 24 years. Saying goodbye to the ones that I have worked with will be the hardest.”
Reynolds said she appreciates her family for supporting her throughout the years. “They have supported me every day and there were some days that I really needed that,” she said.
Reynolds said she doesn’t have any specific plans.
“Just travel, relax, travel and spoil my grandchildren more than they already are,” she said.