Christine Sanders, 42
Resigned from Volusia County Schools to run for office
Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking?
A. Wasteful spending. The incumbent created 23 higher-paying positions and utilizes one supervisor for every five employees. I will restructure the top-heavy workforce.
The incumbent is double dipping with a second retirement. Replacing her this election will instantly save taxpayers $164,527 that will no longer be paid into her golden parachute.
Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
A. I am a former deputy clerk of court with 13 years experience in the legal field. I worked in private practice as a legal assistant and office manager for a law office. I bring the right mix of public service and private practice experience to effectively manage the clerk's office.
Q. If you win, what's the first issue you will tackle?
A. Customer service simply has to improve. I will eliminate the call center and 20-minute waits. When someone calls the clerk they will be promptly directed to someone who can help. The website also will be dramatically improved so citizens can perform more clerk's office functions from their own computers.
Q. If you lose, will you continue in politics?
A. Yes I will. Although I have doubts my opponent will. If she is defeated, she will depart office in January with $440,000 in cash and a six-figure annual pension for the rest of her life, courtesy of the taxpayers.