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Remember to vote for local offices: Learn more about Kent County candidates

Interviews with candidates for the offices of Kent County Clerk, Prosecutor and Sheriff.
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Community journalist Amy Carpenter-Leugs interviewed several local candidates for the Kent County offices up for election today. We've gathered them here to help inform your voting.

Kent County Clerk

"The Kent County Clerk works with city and township clerks to manage elections and monitor campaign finance law. The Clerk's office also maintains vital records (birth, death, and marriage) as well as Circuit Court files and property deeds. After years of service, current Clerk Mary Hollinrake is retiring, which offers a rare opportunity for a new face in the office. Both candidates were interviewed on their vision for the office."

 

Kent County Prosecutor

"The Kent County Prosecutor represents the State and the County in charging and prosecuting individuals accused of crimes from trespassing to murder, as well as in matters of family law. The office also works with police, the courts, and community organizations to deter crime. After years of service, current Prosecutor William Forsyth is retiring, which offers a rare opportunity for a new face in the office."

 

Kent County Sheriff

"This November, Kent County voters will elect a Sheriff. Though the municipal police departments have jurisdiction over patrolling and policing functions within city limits, the Sheriff oversees the security of the county courts and the correctional facility, which affects city residents who are charged, tried, or sentenced."

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