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Biography . . .






I am currently serving in my fourth 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 completed 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., and (Past Master Councilor) of the former Frazeysburg Demolay

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, and myself reside at 2165 Creedmoor Drive, Zanesville, Ohio, which is located in Wayne Township. We are proud parents of our daughter, Nicole and our son, Ryan. We are also proud grandparents of a granddaughter.

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.

My passion is to serve the people of Zanesville and Muskingum County. I will continue to strive to improve the operation of the Office of the Muskingum County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts, so that residents of our community may be better served.