NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNTY OFFICIALS (NDCO) ENDORSE MARILYN BURGESS FOR HARRIS COUNTY (TX) DISTRICT CLERK
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS SUPPORT BURGESS EFFORTS TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
Washington DC – The National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) have endorsed Marilyn Burgess for Harris County (TX) District Clerk. Harris County is the most populous county in Texas and the county seat is the city of Houston.
“Marilyn Burgess will use new technology to make the District Clerk office in Harris County more efficient,” NDCO Chair Commissioner Unzell Kelley (Coosa County, AL) said. “As a CPA and the former Executive Director of the Texas PTA, Marilyn has the leadership skills to modernize the Clerk’s office and ensure the department treats all fairly.”
The Harris County District Clerk has jurisdiction over the summoning of prospective jurors in the county. The District Clerk office is responsible for custodial care and safekeeping of all court records for 60 District Courts and 16 County Criminal Courts located in Harris County. Reflecting the size of the department the District Clerk has a $35 million budget and 500 employees. Harris County is the third largest county by population (4.7 million people with over 2.2 million registered voters) in the United States.
“Marilyn Burgess will use technology to improve services at the District Clerk office in Harris County,” said National Democratic County Officials Executive Director Michael Sargeant. “It is a matter of justice that jury pools are more representative of the citizens of the county and that cases are heard in a timely manner so defendants are not held in jail for an unreasonable amount of time because of the high cost of bail.”
The National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) is the official Democratic Party organization supporting the efforts of Democratic county officials across the country. NDCO has launched the first national political program that is helping Democratic county officials and candidates win elections. NDCO is building the infrastructure of the Democratic Party by introducing cutting edge political tools and promoting best practices to county races.