Nancy Turner Belcher, of Woolwine, is seeking election as the Circuit Court Clerk for Patrick County in the November election.
The post is currently held by Sherri Hazlewood.
Morgan Boothe, who is currently leading the office, has said she also plans to seek the seat.
Belcher, 50, is a life-long resident of Patrick County with nearly 25 years of experience in the legal profession.
Belcher has worked as an administrative assistant in the legal profession for Martin “Fil” Clark, as well as attorneys Corbett and Brinks and then transitioned to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Chris Corbett, Stephanie Vipperman, and currently, Dayna Bobbitt. Her invaluable experience in the field will enable her to make a seamless transition to the position of Clerk of Court.
“With my experience in the legal profession for nearly 25 years and having the necessary leadership skills, I know that I would undoubtedly benefit the Clerk’s Office with knowledge and expertise as I strive to make this county better for current and future generations,” she said. “If elected, I would work tirelessly to make the Clerk’s Office a resource that would be accessible to the folks in Patrick County, whether that be in person or online. I was raised to serve others, and I know of no greater opportunity to do just that than to serve as Clerk of Court for Patrick County.”
The daughter of Alfred and Aylees Turner of Woolwine, Belcher is a graduate of Patrick County High School and Ricks College. She has been a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served a mission within her church for 18 months in Provo, Utah. As a member of the LDS church, she has served in a variety of positions including pianist, activities director, and president over the Young Women’s group and currently as Relief Society President which is an organization within the church for women ages 18 and older.
In addition, Belcher has served as a member of the Smith River Rescue Squad for 25 years. During this time, she ran calls and served various leadership positions including positions on the Board of Directors for the Smith River Squad. She is currently an EMT-A (Advanced) and Vice President of Smith River Rescue Squad.
Belcher said she is excited to serve her community even further.
“Given the opportunity to serve this community would be a blessing. I have lived in and served this community my whole life, and I am no stranger to hard work,” Belcher said. “I plan to continue to work hard for this community that has provided so much for myself and my family.” Belcher lives in Woolwine with her husband of 16 years, David Belcher.