Joined by Montgomery County Clerk of Court Erica Conner and former Montgomery County sheriff Tommy Whitt, Tiffany Couch, the Master Deputy Clerk Supervisor for Montgomery County, Friday at noon in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse announced her campaign for Montgomery County Clerk of Court.
With the slogan, “Experience that Matters,” Couch recounted her qualifications and her commitment to making Montgomery County a better place in which to live.
“I am a native of Christiansburg, and I graduated from Christiansburg High School,” Couch said. “I received my bachelors of science degree in criminal justice from Radford University. Four years ago when I learned that there was an opening at the Circuit Court Clerk’s office, I immediately applied for the position. Erica W. Conner, Clerk of Circuit Court. took a chance on me and hired me to work in an entry-level position at the front counter and in the records room. I eventually became the supervisor and earned my Master Deputy Clerk title through good old-fashioned hard work and dedication.
“I am so grateful she saw the potential I had and took the time to train me,” Couch said. “Erica saw that I care what happens in my hometown and in Montgomery County. I live here with my husband John Couch, who is a retired United States Marine. Growing up, my parents, Judy and Stephen Todd, taught me that public service is important and necessary to be a productive citizen and part of our community.
“I have spent most of my life in public service, and most of my family have, too, in some form or
another, whether it be in the military, public schools, being in local service organizations or being a constitutional officer,” Couch said.
“The clerk’s job is very important to me,” Couch said in announcing her candidacy. “We are in charge of more than 800 statutory responsibilities. At some point in your life you will probably need the services of the clerk’s office, and I will be there to serve you. Imagine that your father, mother, or even your child passes away and you are the executor of their estate. You come into our office during the most difficult time in your life, but you know that you will have me and my very knowledgable staff there to guide you through this difficult process.
“I have great ideas to continue to improve the clerk’s office and I need your vote on November 7, 2023, to make them become a reality,” Couch said. “During my eight-year term I will provide
online renewals for concealed handgun permits and quicker, more efficient jury service payments. I will also start making appointments in the clerk’s office and local retirement homes to answer any questions a citizen may have about how to make the probate process easier on their loved ones.”
Couch went on to say, “In addition, I will provide a service where citizens may fill out their probate paperwork online before their appointment. I will also prioritize accountability to ensure best value on spending of your tax dollars. To date, I have assisted in saving our citizens $107,590.00 in preservation grants.
“Our county deserves acClerk who is experienced, competent, and dedicated to helping every citizen. I am humbly asking that you promote me to Clerk of Court at the next general election this November.”
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