Clerk of Courts incumbent Sheila Rice records easy win

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Incumbent Municipal Clerk of Courts Sheila Rice won her race Tuesday night, according to final, unofficial results from the Clark County Board of Elections.

Democrat Rice had 66.11% of votes to Republican John Anderson’s 33.89%.

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Rice said she is grateful for the bipartisan support after her work on improving customer service within the court.

“I never would have asked the lord to do something this great for me, but he did it,” Rice said.

Rice was appointed to the position in 2021 after the death of Guy Ferguson, the former clerk.

Rice is a graduate of Springfield High School. She also works as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Heritage, a property appraiser for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the owner of “The L” event venue in Springfield. Prior to working as a Realtor, Rice served as owner and deputy registrar of Ohio License Bureau South for 20 years. She also served as deputy clerk of Clark County Common Pleas Court.

Anderson has run in multiple campaigns for U.S. Congress for more than a decade. He’s a graduate of Youngstown State University and has a background in research and statistics. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

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