She said Vincent had served the county well for years, but voters thought it was time for a change.
“I worked extremely hard and tried to show my dedication for the community,” Tuttle said Tuesday night. “The results paid off, and the community has spoken that for the first time in 40 years we have a new clerk of courts. I’m completely humbled and appreciate of this job.”
Vincent, the Democratic incumbent, had served in the office since 1977 and argued that experience would provide stability to the office. Among other duties, the clerk’s office is responsible for filing and retaining court records, and ensuring residents and attorneys have access to the files.
Pence, the Republican incumbent, has served as recorder for the past 28 years and will serve another term.
During the election, she argued her service and experience for more than a quarter-century in office would make her the best candidate for the seat. Despite her long time in office, Pence said she has been able to keep technology in the recorder’s office up-to-date.
“I take it very seriously,” Pence said of her job. “I’m at work every day and do my job. (Voters) see me and they know that I’m there.”
Oberlin, her challenger, had argued she could bring a fresh set of eyes to the office and more energy to the position. If elected, Oberlin had said her goal was to make residents more aware of other services the office can provide, including living wills.