Clowdis appointed new clerk of court

Published 8:30 am Thursday, May 11, 2023

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Annette Clowdis, Chief Deputy Clerk, has been appointed and sworn in as Interim Clerk of the Charlotte County Circuit Court by the Honorable Donald C. Blessing, Chief Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit.

The appointment is effective June 1 and fills the unexpired term of Nan Colley.

Clowdis had announced her candidacy for the elected position of Clerk of the Circuit Court in early April following Colley’s announcement that she would not be seeking reelection.

Clowdis said she believes that her extensive experience and knowledge of the Circuit Court will allow for a smooth transition to the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

During her 40 years of service, Clowdis has worked in every aspect of the Clerk’s Office, and for the past seven years, she has served as Chief Deputy Clerk. This position has enabled her to obtain enough credits to become certified as Master Deputy Clerk.

Clowdis began working at the Circuit Court in 1981 as a part-time assistant while attending Randolph-Henry High School. In 1983, she became a full-time Deputy Clerk.