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Jett joins Spotsylvania clerk race
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerk to challenge Metzger

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Date published: 6/6/2007

By DAN TELVOCK

Christy Jett said if elected Spotsylvania Circuit Court clerk she'll have an open-door policy and take action to make the office easier to use.

Jett, who has served as the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court clerk since 1999, announced this week she is challenging incumbent Paul Metzger.

Jett received the endorsement of the Spotsylvania Republican Party. Jett said she will be a hands-on, energetic clerk who can meet the challenges of the job.

"I enjoy this type of work," she said.

If elected, she said she would like to have quarterly meetings with title examiners.

"The reason for that is to find out if there is something the clerk's office can do better to serve them," she said. "There's title examiners there every day for probably seven-and-a-half hours a day."

Jett ran for the Clerk of Circuit Court in 1999, but dropped out of the race after she was offered the chief clerk's position with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, she said.

Her career in the court system started in 1991, after she graduated from Spotsylvania High School. She became a deputy clerk in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in 1996 and then a lead deputy clerk in 1998, before being hired as the chief clerk in August 1999.

She said she has taken several training courses and, if elected, would support the staff.

Jett is a member of the District Court Clerks' Association, the Department of Judicial Services Advisory Committee, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Court Managers and the National Association of Court Managers. She said she is seeking her clerk's certificate through a program with Michigan State University.

Prince William real-estate appraiser Cary Crisman and Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Detective Greg Carter also are seeking the Circuit Court clerk position this November.

Dan Telvock: 540/374-5438
Email: dtelvock@freelancestar.com


NAME: Christy Jett JOB: Spotsylvania County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerk AGE: 33 PLATFORM: Wants to extend hours one day a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; quarterly meeting with title examiners; develop forms that are easier to use. RESIDENCE: Post Oak Road FAMILY: Married to Barry. They have three children: Dylan, 10, Makenzie, 4, and Dalton 3.