Randolph County Clerk and Recorder Pat Laramore will not run for a fifth term in November 2018, she has announced.
"It is that time in my life to start thinking about retirement," she wrote in a statement released Tuesday.
"With that in mind I would like to announce that I will not be running again for Randolph County Clerk/Recorder.
"I have been elected (to) four terms and faced a lot of changes. We left 'hanging chads' behind and took on the challenge of electronic voting. We have added e-recording, the ability to recorder documents online; Honors Rewards (the veterans discount program); Property Fraud Alert, protecting all your recordings in Randolph County; and secured all Military DD214 documents from public search.
"I have met some wonderful people in Randolph County and enjoyed serving each and everyone of you. I hope I lived up to the motto, 'You are always welcome in the County Clerk's office.'
"Thank you for your trust in me. Randolph County is a great county!"