I am currently
serving in my first year of my 7th term as Muskingum County Common
Pleas Clerk of Courts. I apprenticed for five years as a deputy clerk under the
late Clerk of Courts, Joseph E. Hildebrand.
Previous to this
employment, I worked for the Central Trust Company for five and one-half years.
Upon my departure, to go to work for Mr. Hildebrand, I had achieved the status
of Assistant Cashier-Bank Officer.
I am a 1978
graduate of Tri-Valley High School and have obtained a Foundations of Banking
Diploma from the American Institute of Banking. I have taken various courses
relating to Court Records Management from the Muskingum Area Technical College, now known as Zane State College.
I am a member of
the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association (past President), Ohio Council of County
Officials (Past President), Muskingum County Township Trustees and Clerks
Association, Zanesville Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge No. 16,
Zanesville Charity Newsies Association, Inc., Muskingum Valley Old-Timers
Association-Century Club, New Concord Area Board of Trade, Inc., Frazeysburg
United Methodist Church, Zanesville Ducks Unlimited and (Past President) of the
former Dillon Area Advisory Council, Inc.
I also attend
the Roseville St. Paul Lutheran Church and am a statutory member of the
Muskingum County Records Commission, as well as Clerk for the Fifth District
Court of Appeals. I also serve as the Governor’s Appointee to the State of Ohio Automated Title Processing Board.
I am a lifelong
resident of Muskingum County. My wife, the former Kristi K. Good, our daughter,
Nicole, our son, Ryan, and myself reside at 2165 Creedmoor Drive, Zanesville, Ohio, which is located in Wayne Township.
I have strived
to operate the Muskingum County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts office in a
professional and respectable manner, as well as within the budget appropriated
to me. During my tenure, I have computerized the Legal Department and through a
statewide titling project, I have fully automated the Title Department as well.
I also greatly assisted in the creation of the Court’s web-site. Through a
joint effort with the Common Pleas Court judicial body, we were able to draft
legislation and have it passed to create a Domestic Relations Court. I worked
tirelessly on the former JCPenny’s Building Project, which now houses the new
Domestic Relations Court, Title Department, Law Library, Muskingum County
Building Department, and our County Records Office. This building is now known
as the Richard D. Hixon Court & Government Services Building.
I enjoy my job
because I have a passion to serve the people of Zanesville and Muskingum County in this capacity. As well as, I would like the office of the Muskingum
County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts to continue to improve its service to the community.
I represent residents.