LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County Chief Deputy Prothonotary Clerk Tammy Stuck has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the position of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts.
The current Mifflin County Prothonotary, Patti Burke, recently announced she would not seek re-election when her term expires at the end of 2011. Burke has worked in the office since 1986, when she was hired as First Deputy and was later named Prothonotary in 2001 and re-elected twice since that time.
On any given day, Stuck said her daily duties change depending on the court schedule.
"I sit in on Miscellaneous Court and input information handed down by the judge," Stuck said of one of her current duties.
Stuck also can be found attending hearings to address costs and fines in criminal cases, while on other days she may be helping someone fill out paperwork for a passport or inputting court documents into the computer.
"In the 16 years of working in this position, I have seen many changes in the court system and have
developed a good working relationship with all aspects of the court," Stuck said in a press release.
"My desire to run for this position is to continue my service to the public and be a viable part of an efficient and coordinated team," Stuck said in the release.
Stuck and her husband Fred are life long residents of Mifflin County and have resided in Yeagertown for more than 30 years. They have a daughter, Kolby Elizabeth Stuck, and a son-in-law, Timothy Kanagy, formerly of Belleville.
The Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts office maintains records and is responsible for all filings, civil and criminal. The Prothonotary also is given orders authorizing the issuance of bench warrants for civil and criminal matters. The office also issues oaths, writs, and passports. The Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts collects criminal costs, fines and restitution, fines for PFA's and court ordered evaluations and costs that may be imposed by a judge.
The salary for Prothonotary Clerk of Courts for Mifflin County is $44,854.