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.
Clark County voters have elected a new clerk of Courts for the first time in nearly four decades, selecting Republican Melissa Tuttle over incumbent Democrat Ron Vincent, according to final, unofficials results Tuesday.
Tuttle, a local attorney, said technology in the office has lagged under Vincent’s watch and said voters believed it was time for a change. However, she said Vincent has served the county well during his tenure and thanked him for his service.
Voters also re-elected Republican Nancy Pence for Clark County Recorder. Pence has served the office for 28 years. She defeated Janet Oberlin, her Democratic challenger.