Donna Linder, the assistant Clerk Recorder for Stanislaus County, announced that she will be seeking election as Clerk Recorder in the June Primary Election.
"I have spoken with incumbent Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan and she supports me in this effort," said Linder. "I wish to continue the work I am already doing in the office, along with the additional duties that come with the office of elected Clerk Recorder."
Linder has been employed in the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder's office since 2003. She currently serves at executive level there, in the role of Assistant County Clerk Recorder.
"I have enjoyed working with Ms. Lundrigan, during the time she has made substantial positive changes in the way the office functions. She has taught me the many complexities of this very challenging job, and I am grateful for that," said Linder. "As the next Clerk Recorder, I will maintain the same level of professionalism and quality public service that the people of Stanislaus county have come to expect."
"I am uniquely prepared to handle the job from the very first day. Should I be elected, the transition of leadership will be smooth and seamless. There will be no need for on the job training, and no months-long learning curve."
The office of County Clerk Recorder handles numerous functions that directly touch the lives of county residents. As chief elections officer, the clerk-recorder is responsible for every aspect of preparing for, conducting and tabulating elections. The office is also responsible for marriage licenses, passports, the recording of property transfers, and the maintaining of birth and death records.
Linder was born in Turlock and has lived in Modesto since she was 15. She is married with two children and three stepchildren. She is a graduate of Beyer High School, attended Modesto Junior College and graduated from Ashford University with a BA in Business Administration.