Born and raised in LaFayette, Brown has served as the clerk for the past 3½ years; he is running for his second term.
Brown is a graduate of LaFayette High School and received a bachelor’s degree in management from Covenant College. He also served in the Marine Corps, where he was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. He was voted “Clerk of the Year” by the 7th District of Superior Court Clerks Association; the same association recently elected him to his third term as chairman.
Brown still has much that he wants to do to improve the Walker County clerk’s office, although he has already revitalized the layout of the office and its accessibility to the public as well as made technological advancements in data and files storage, all while saving the taxpayers over $300,000, he said. He plans, if elected again, to include in his next priorities: streamlining the juror experience and making serving jury duty easier and more comfortable, taking advantage of new technologies in e-filing for courts documents, continuing the computerization of the real estate documents – which formally went “bookless” on January 10, 2011 – and improving customer service to the public.
Brown admits that “these are very challenging goals to reach,” and notes that his biggest obstacles in achieving them would be time and money.
Nonetheless, he is confident that the people of Walker County will see that he has their best interests and the interests of the clerk’s office at heart.
“I believe that voters are smart, and can see true differences in people. The strength of my message is that it does not depend on or focus on what other candidates have done or may do; my campaign is centered in who I am, what I have done previously to serve Walker County, and what I will do in the future to serve Walker County. It always will be.”
Voters who wish to contact Carter Brown may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423) 504-7067. His campaign website is carterbrownforclerk.com.