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Candidate Profiles: Stephens County Clerk – 2022 Primary Election

Candidate Profiles: Stephens County Clerk – 2022 Primary Election
February 10
13:00 2022

Below you’ll find the Candidate Profile Questionnaires that were returned to the Breckenridge Texan by the candidates for the office of County Clerk, listed in the order that they will appear on the ballot. At the end of this story is an editor’s note that explains how the questionnaires were distributed, compiled, etc.


Jackie Ensey


Jackie Ensey

What office are you seeking?   County Clerk

What is your current occupation?   County Clerk

Tell us a little bit about your family. I’m a mother of two boys, Scott and Brent, who both live in Breckenridge with their children. I have lived in Breckenridge for all my adult life. I am proud to call Stephens County my home. My mother also lives here.

What is your education/military service?  High School, Cosmetology School.

What training, experiences and characteristics qualify you for this position?  I have been the County Clerk for the last 11 years and worked for the former Clerk, Helen Haddock, for 16 years and three years with another county clerk in the early ’80s for a total of 30 years.

What do you think are the most critical issues facing the community and what would you do to address them, if elected?  My office does not make any decisions on any critical issues, but if help is needed doing something I can assist and lead the public where they need to go.

Describe an accomplishment of which you are proud and how it helps make you the best candidate for the office? I have attended my schools and seminars that I am required to do and will continue if I am elected. I have restored our records from back in the late 1800s and 1900s. I have kept the office up-to-date on all the changes that are made each year by the State of Texas.

I would continue to do as I have done for the last 12 years of office to do my best to keep the County Clerk’s Office updated as required and approved by the Commissioners Court.

 


D’Jean Thompson


D’Jean Thompson

What office are you seeking?
Stephens County Clerk

What is your current occupation?
Right of Way contractor

Tell us a little bit about your family.
I am married to Truitt Thompson, and we have three Buckaroos.  Our son, Trace, is a senior, our daughter, Haigan , is a junior, and Kaisan, our youngest daughter, is in junior high.

What are your community involvements/civic affiliations?
Our family attends the Elliott Street Church of Christ.

I have always believed it is important to support the future Buckaroos of our community. As a result, I am the current president of the Girls Breckenridge Youth League as well as a member of the Woman’s Forum where I also sponsor my daughter, Haigan.

I am also a supporting member of the Breckenridge High School All Sports Booster Club and secretary for the Buckaroo Class of 2023.

What is your education/military service?
I attended Breckenridge ISD and graduated in 2000.  I received my Nursing license in 2012.

What training, experiences and characteristics qualify you for this position?  
I have strong IT skills and have proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

I have worked hard to cultivate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills. These skills have allowed me to learn to quickly process new information and to approach challenges and new situations with creativity and a growth mindset.

I am committed  and conscientious and believe that conscientiousness is one of the most common indicators of success.

My oral and written communication skills have allowed me to be effective in various leadership roles throughout my life, and I include motherhood in that list. Mothers have to be many things, and among those is the need to be a strong leader.

I enjoy working as a team and collaborating with others, but I am also a committed self-starter looking for ways to achieve established goals and visions.

What do you think are the most critical issues facing the community and what would you do to address them, if elected?
The most critical issue we are facing is the possibility of shut downs again due to the pandemic.  If elected, I would like to modernize the office. A modernization of the office of County Clerk would decrease turnaround time on issues and tasks, greatly increase the accuracy of information while minimizing traffic in the office. Modernization would also generate income by increasing the number of tasks the office could process within any given time frame. This would result in more citizens being served in less time with an increase in revenue for services rendered.

Describe an accomplishment of which you are proud and how it helps make you the best candidate for the office?
I could easily choose my nursing license or the number of people I’ve been able to help in my current position as a Right of Way contractor. In both these endeavors, I learned a lot about myself and others. However, after my first child was born, I committed myself to being the best mother I could be, and it is in my role as a mother that I have found the most pride. All three of these roles have required patience, passion and a growth mindset. I will bring all three of these characteristics and the experiences that went along with their development to the position of Stephens County Clerk.

 


Editor’s Note:

Each candidate in a contested Stephens County race in the 2022 Primary Election was contacted by phone and was presented with a list of questions via email or U.S. Postal Service or in person, depending on the candidate’s ability to receive the questions.

All of the questionnaires were exactly the same. We asked the following questions:

  • Name:
  • What office are you seeking?
  • What is your current occupation?
  • Tell us a little bit about your family.
  • What are your community involvements/civic affiliations?
  • What is your education/military service?
  • What training, experiences and characteristics qualify you for this position?
  • What do you think are the most critical issues facing the community and what would you do to address them, if elected?
  • Describe an accomplishment of which you are proud and how it helps make you the best candidate for the office?

If a candidate’s profile does not include a specific question, it is because they didn’t answer that question.

The only editing we did was to run a basic spell-check on the files and to put the questionnaires in a standard format.

If you have any questions about the profiles or our procedure, please send an email to:
news@breckenridgetexan.com

 

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