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Chief deputy garners top spot

November 7, 2018

Allen County will have a new clerk of courts next year. 

Republican Chris Nancarrow on Tuesday soundly defeated Democratic challenger Danielle Andersen for the position. Now chief deputy clerk, Nancarrow, 36, will succeed Lisbeth Borgmann, who will step down at the end of the year after eight years as clerk. 

Unofficial election results show the race wasn’t much of a challenge for Nancarrow, who has a law degree and has worked in the clerk’s office for more than seven years. He was defeating Andersen : who did not campaign for the position : 57 percent to 43 percent, with more than half of the county’s voting precincts reporting results. 

Andersen beat three other Democrats in a May primary election and has not returned multiple calls from The Journal Gazette. 

“I’ve got some big shoes to fill, with Clerk Borgmann,” Nancarrow said as he gathered with other Republicans at GOP headquarters downtown. 

He said he would work to safeguard files and find ways to make filings more efficient at the courthouse. 

The clerk’s office handles and manages documents for Allen Superior and Circuit courts and processes millions of dollars in financial transactions. The clerk also is a member of the Allen County Election Board. 

The position pays $78,712.

mleblanc@jg.net

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