The race for the Canadian County court clerk’s office continues as the election date nears.
El Reno’s Marie Hirst, 57, who has served as court clerk since January 2009, is challenged this year by Rindi Hunt.
Hunt, 43, has been the court clerk’s chief deputy for six years and a bailiff for District Judge Jack McCurdy since January 2018.
Hunt has stated she feels the time is right to run for the office for her family and for the county.
Hirst will seek her fourth term and says she loves the people she works with.
Since both Hirst and Hunt are Republicans, the race will be decided in the primary election Tuesday, June 30. No run-off is needed with just two candidates.
The winner will earn the next four-year term to start in January 2021.