Voter Guide: Sonya Kilgo Corder

Sonya Kilgo Corder

Running for Circuit Court Clerk

Age: 51 Party: Republican
Occupation: Currently Administrative Assistant for the Allied Health & Nursing Department at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College.
Relevant Experience: I’ve worked 16 years at the Circuit Clerk’s office and I feel that my experience in the clerk’s office has shown me the importance of the role as Clerk to the citizens of Warren County.  I’ve been the bench clerk for 1 District Judge and 2 Circuit Judges.  I was the bench clerk on several occasions for cases transferred into Warren County due to a change of venue.  I have pretty much worked in every area of the clerk’s office and I know the process from start to finish in these areas, making it easier to answers question.  I was the only supervisor in the office for 1 1/2 years, taking care of all departments in the office including driver’s license. I have also held the position of Chief Deputy of the Circuit department.  I have the knowledge and the experience to do the job and I feel that is what will make me a valuable asset to the office and the community.
What is your platform?  
I will run the office in a friendly and efficient manner.  I want the office to be user friendly which will allow the public to be able to conduct business easily.  I plan to put in express lines in the driver’s license department, allowing less time spent standing in line to obtain your driver’s license.  To meet the need of our growing community, I plan to implement a cross-training program for the employees so that the office can stay open later to accommodate citizens who cannot get to the clerk’s office by 4:30.  This will also benefit the employees by allowing them to work a 4 day work week, but still have the office open 5 days.  Currently when someone calls the clerk’s office, every phone in the clerk’s office rings, making it difficult for you to reach the department you are needing without being transfered several times.  I want to put an operator back on the phone to make it easier for you to reach the correct department when calling.  Most of all I want to manage the office with compassion, integrity, and a strong work ethic, and perform my duties of the clerk’s office with diligence.
If elected, what would be your top priorities?  
First and foremost is being a WORKING clerk who WILL be involved in the day-to-day operations of the office.  Also with the new changes coming about with the new driver’s license, I feel that it is important to make sure that the express lanes get set up in that department and people are crossed trained in that area to allow for a smooth transition without causing excessive wait time for the citizens of Warren County.  My motto is committed to the community, dedicated to progress.  
I humbly ask for your vote on Nov. 6, 2018.