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Guinn to seek re-election as Washington County Circuit Court Clerk

Karen Guinn will seek re-election as Washington County Circuit Court Clerk. The Republican primary will be held May 4, and early voting begins April 14.
Guinn brings leadership and experience to this position. She has worked in the Court system since 1974, was Chief Deputy for 20 years and was elected to her first term as Washington County Circuit Court Clerk in 2002.
Guinn’s tenure as clerk has been marked by progressive upgrading of services, systems, and conservative fiscal management.
She has upgraded all computer systems, and implemented a scanning system that will scan all court minutes, thus saving money and storage and better serving the public. Funds for the computer upgrades were generated by the people who use the Court system.
She has also implemented the debit and credit card at the counter and online, thus making it easier for the public to pay fines and court costs.
“I would like to thank the taxpayers of Washington County for the beautiful Justice Center you have given us, and I pledge to work hard to collect fines and court costs to help pay for this wonderful building,” Guinn said. “I am a working clerk and a good steward of the taxpayers’ money.”
Guinn said her love for her job as well as a staff of hardworking employees made it easier for her to seek re-election.
“I am grateful for the vote of confidence you have shown me and would sincerely appreciate your vote for re-election,” she said.
Guinn graduated magna cum laude from Milligan College with an associate paralegal degree.
She has attended numerous clerks’ seminars, which include classes in new legislation, computer technology, office systems and management.
She has been married to Charles (Junior) Guinn Jr. for 38 years. He works as a groundsman/operator for the Johnson City Power Board. They live in Jonesborough and love to bass fish.