Longtime Pottawatomie County resident Alicia Warner has announced her candidacy for Pottawatomie County clerk. The primary election for city and county offices will be held July 29.


Longtime Pottawatomie County resident Alicia Warner has announced her candidacy for Pottawatomie County clerk. The primary election for city and county offices will be held July 29.
Warner, a 1992 graduate of Maud High School, moved to the Tecumseh area eight years ago. Together, she and her husband, Jimmy, have five children: Randall, 24; Nichole, 18; Jacob, 17; William, 16; and Amanda, 9. Nichole graduated from Tecumseh High School this year and will attend The University of Oklahoma this fall to study pre-medicine.
Jacob, William and Amanda all attend Tecumseh Public Schools.
Warner began working for the Pottawatomie County Commissioner’s Office in 1997, and in 1998 she transferred to the county clerk’s office to serve as the accounts payable clerk and assist the purchasing agent. In 2001, she relocated to District 2 in Macomb, and has worked there since.
“I decided to run for Pottawatomie County clerk first and foremost because I feel that the citizens of Pottawatomie County deserve a choice,” Warner said. “I am also positive that I am qualified to do the job.”
Warner said her 10 years of experience working for the county has given her the knowledge of how the county operates, and she believes that experience and knowledge will be beneficial to her in the role of county clerk.
“I know what it takes and what kind of person it takes to be the county clerk,” Warner said. “I agree that there are still things that need to be done in the county clerk’s office. I agree with and understand the need to preserve records and documents.”
Warner said the updating in the office “has been a slow process,” and despite improvements, “someone with new ideas and views could help it along a little quicker.”
“Someone told me that the county clerk has to be a budget manager, HR director, secretary and supervisor,” she said. “I agree with that. I also feel that the office has been lacking these things.”
Warner said she believes it is “time for a change.”
“And, that time is now,” Warner said. “As county clerk, I would work on better communication between the offices to ensure the county runs more efficiently. I will make sure to be an active county clerk with elected officials, county employees and for tax-paying citizens.”
Warner said she would be aware of all that happens within the county clerk’s office, and would ensure the office is run with “professionalism and courtesy.”
“As a resident of Pottawatomie County, I would be proud to serve as your county clerk,” she said.
Warner has served as co-leader of the Tecumseh Junior Girl Scout Troop 357, and this year is serving as troop leader.
“Together, the girls and I learned a lot,” Warner said.
Warner said in her spare time, she enjoys photography.