Rhonda Wharton has filed for re-election to the position of Faulkner County Circuit Clerk.
Wharton was elected to the position in 2006, and has worked in the circuit clerk’s office since 1987. She served as chief deputy circuit clerk from 1993 to 2006.
If elected, Wharton said that she plans "to continue the upgrade of our computer system to facilitate fast, efficient services to the residents of Faulkner County."
"We are currently removing confidential information from the real estate and court records so we would be able to provide internet access to these records," Wharton said. "We are in the planning stages of implementing electronic recording of real estate records and electronic filing of court records. I will to do my best to preserve and protect the historical records placed in my care as well as advance the office technologically into the future. I would ask for everyone’s support as we move into the future."
She has served as chairperson of the Automated Records System Fund Committee from 2007 to present, co-chair of the Electronic Records Committee 2008 to present, and is a member of a committee working with Arkansas Supreme Court to develop rules for the implementation of electronic filing of court records in the State of Arkansas.
She is a member of the Arkansas Circuit Clerks Association, Association of Arkansas Counties, and International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers and also a member of the volunteer committee for the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Walk in Conway.
She graduated from Conway High School in 1977 and attended the University of Central Arkansas from 1977 to 1981. She is married to William L. Wharton and has four children. She attends Northside Church of Christ.