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Meet Amanda

February 2022 marked my 20th year in Public Service. My first job in a Clerk’s Office included recording judgments in the massive leather bound books trying to emulate the perfect cursive of past clerks and issuing Letters Testamentary on an electric typewriter.

15 years at the Kitsap County Clerk’s Office gave me the time to learn all the functions of the Clerk as official record keeper for the Superior Court. As a Supervisor I also gained insight and skills in working with other Clerks as well as Judges and Commissioners serving on the Bench.

As my two sons grew up and became adults, I had time to devote to volunteering, gaining valuable experience at the Kitsap Legal Services pro bono clinic, and as a CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate for kids in foster care.

It was a weighty decision to leave my friends and colleagues of the Kitsap County Clerk's Office, but life and my husband brought me to Port Townsend and I felt strongly about working in the community where I lived.

For 3 ½ years I served as Office Manager and Confidential Secretary for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. My work and duties gave me invaluable knowledge and experience in County administrative and budget processes, as well as a rigorous lesson in criminal history and law enforcement records. Over the last year it has been a privilege to work with crime victims. I have been able to work directly with the public in ways I had missed. It’s been an intense and personal way to connect with many in our community. A favorite part of serving as a system based Advocate is being able to empower people who have been impacted by crime, helping them to understand their rights, and navigate a Criminal Justice System that can be intimidating and complicated.

It would be my Honor to serve the citizens of Jefferson County and to lead the professional staff of the Clerk’s Office. Jefferson County is my home, and it would be a privilege to serve as your Clerk of the Superior Court. Thank you for your time, consideration, and support.

 

Committee to Elect Amanda Hamilton for Jefferson County Washington Clerk
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