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New Crawford County Clerk establishes goals


Jo Wester was sworn in as Crawford County Clerk on Aug. 26.


By Thomas Saccente
Southwest Times Record

The new Crawford County Clerk has laid out what she hopes to accomplish during her tenure.

Tuesday [Sept. 3, 2019] is Van Buren resident Jo Wester’s first business day as Crawford County Clerk after being sworn into the position by County Judge Dennis Gilstrap on Aug. 26. Wester took office on Saturday, according to Elaine Stanfield, administrative assistant to the Crawford County Judge.

Wester was appointed to fill the county clerk position through a resolution approved by the Crawford County Quorum Court during its regular meeting Aug. 19. She will serve until the term of her predecessor, Teresa Armer-Cobbe, expires Dec. 31, 2022. Armer-Cobbe announced her resignation effective June 30 at 11:59 p.m. during the Quorum Court’s June 17 meeting. A subcommittee consisting of seven county justices of the peace was formed July 9 to go through the list of candidates to fill the county clerk position. Six of the 10 candidates who applied would go on to be interviewed by the subcommittee, which afterward recommended Wester. Read more.

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