Frank Herndon Seeks Re-Election For Jefferson County Clerk

Frank Herndon, Jefferson County Clerk

Frank Herndon, Jefferson County Clerk

Jefferson County’s current County Clerk, Frank C. Herndon, is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for County Clerk in the May 1st Republican Primary. Herndon, who is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County says, “I have been honored to serve the citizens of Jefferson County as your County Clerk for the past four years, and I respectfully ask for your vote and support to continue that service.” Herndon has earned the designation of Certified Public Administrator through the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Jefferson County.

In his first term of office, Herndon and his staff have accomplished a great deal through their dedication, hard work, and great partnerships with area organizations. Online services that are available to Jefferson County citizens have been increased, and a new vehicle registration print on demand system has been implemented to help save taxpayer dollars and increase office efficiency. The office now offers passport photo services which has generated additional revenue for the county. Herndon has used strategic scheduling to expand office hours without increasing payroll cost. Two self-service vehicle registration renewal kiosks have been placed in Jefferson County through partnerships with officials in Jefferson City and the Town of White Pine. This allows Jefferson County citizens the ability to renew vehicle registrations at the Jefferson City Community Center and at the White Pine Police Department. The kiosk located in Jefferson City was the second in the state of Tennessee to be located outside of a County Clerk’s office. Herndon has also partnered with Jefferson County High School’s Service Learning Program to have students actively volunteering in the office. He expects the office will have the ability to issue birth certificates within the next month through a partnership with the Tennessee Office of Vital Records. Herndon’s office was selected by their computer vendor as the first office in the state to utilize the state’s new Vehicle Title and Registration System.

Herndon has served his community in many ways. He grew up in White Pine where he was an active member of First Baptist Church and volunteered with the White Pine Fire Department. He has volunteered with the JCHS Sports Medicine program as a team paramedic for the past 14 years and currently volunteers with the Jefferson County Rescue Squad. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley. Prior to being elected Jefferson County Clerk, Frank was a paramedic with the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Service for 16 years. Herndon says, “Serving the citizens of Jefferson County through my employment and volunteer roles is an honor, and I would love to continue serving as your County Clerk.”

Frank is married to Diana Albright Herndon formerly of Jefferson City. They have three children: Jasmine who is a sophomore at East Tennessee State University; Tanner who is in eighth grade at Jefferson Middle School; and Wayne who is in third grade at Jefferson Elementary School. The Herndon family resides in New Market where they are active members of New Market Baptist Church. Frank serves as a deacon, and Diana serves as the nursery and children’s ministry coordinator.

Source: Submitted by: Frank Herndon

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