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Peterson seeking reelection as county clerk
BREMERTON — Dave Peterson announced April 4 he would seek reelection this fall as Kitsap County clerk.
The county clerk is the official record keeper and financial office for the Superior Court. In addition, the office is responsible for summoning jurors for all courts in the Kitsap County.
Peterson was first appointed to the position October 2001 and was elected in 2002, and reelected in 2006 and 2010. He retired from the Central Kitsap School District in 1998 after 33 years.
“What I bring to the office of county clerk is more than 35 years of supervisory, managerial, organizational, and budgetary experience that has been tested and proven in small and large office settings,” Peterson stated.
In his statement, Peterson said he believes in providing quality customer service, utilizing technology to improve efficiency and productivity of staff, and always striving to work with other departments and agencies.
“As clerk I am always looking at ways to better serve the public and the courts, get the best value for every dollar we spend, treat everyone who comes to our counter or serves on a jury with courtesy and respect, assist victims of domestic violence, hold criminals accountable for paying court costs and restitution to victims, and help those without attorneys understand the basic process and procedures they need to begin to get through the court system,” Peterson stated.
He said his office is involved in making access to court files easier for the public and providing quality, electronic tools for the judges.
“These tools will allow the judges to better access court files and other resources needed while on the bench or in chambers,” Peterson explained. “I have a great staff dedicated to helping the public. I enjoy what I do and I believe I’ve done a good job. I’d like to keep doing it.”
He added th clerk’s office also deals with passports and adoptions
Peterson and his wife, a second-grade teacher, reside in Bremerton.