Office: Jefferson County Circuit Clerk
Political experience: Member, Birmingham Young Democrats.
Professional experience: Paralegal and trial coordinator with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Birmingham division, 2010-present; support staff/trial coordinator with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office; May 2004-2009; summer internships with the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, 1997-2003.
Civic experience: Mobile County Domestic Violence Task Force secretary/meeting coordinator, 2005–2009; Camp APAC (Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections), group leader, June, 2007, 2008 and 2009; attends Grace Episcopal Church; graduate of the Birmingham Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy; participant in the Birmingham Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol Program.
Education: Birmingham School of Law, juris doctorate, 2014; Auburn University, bachelor’s of arts in sociology and minor in women’s studies, 2004; Murphy High School, 2000.
Main issues: Conkle’s major push is for greater efficiency in the office.
“In an effort to serve the citizens of Jefferson County in a more efficient manner, (the office should) reduce the wait time in line for service, for the general public, by implementing a self-filing area for documents that still must be hand-filed and create a separate service area for law enforcement officers.”
Conkle also wants to go back to making change when a cash payment is made, work toward accepting electronic payments for all court costs and fees, and build on the existing information available on the web. Conkle also would work to strengthen relationships between the offices of Circuit Clerk, the courts, the District Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Conkle also wants to Implement a servant style of leadership in the office, be accessible to the public and explore a voter registration program in high schools.
Top contributors: Sarah E. Conkle, $2,751.11, (in-kind and cash); David B. Conkle, $2,000; Miriam Kramer, $100.