Republican Incumbent for Lexington County Clerk of Court
Occupation: Lexington County Clerk of Court
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience in Political or Related Positions:
Eight years as Lexington County Clerk of Court.
20 years experience working in the legal community as an ABA certified paralegal and as a Guardian Ad Litem prior to becoming Clerk of Court.
Why should voters choose you in this election?
I was born and raised in South Carolina and has been a resident of Lexington
County since 1985. I am the youngest of seven children born to a military family. My father
served in both WWII and the Korean War. I attended and graduated from public schools and then pursued an education at the University of South Carolina, which prepared me for a career in the Legal Community, where I spent numerous years working with both Family Court and Circuit Court.
I was trained by legal scholars in law firms, such as Kirkland, Wilson, Moore, Allen, Taylor & O'Day and Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd. I am married to John W. Carrigg, Jr., and we are the proud parents of three wonderful children: Jayson, Ashley and Jack.
Both John and I are dedicated to our church, family and community. Together we founded the Carrigg Law Firm located in Lexington County. I took office as the Clerk of Court for Lexington County on Jan. 3, 2005, and a progressive vision for the Lexington County Clerk of Court's
office began with a new Clerk: Accountability, efficiency, advancement and program expansion provided the foundation for technological improvements that made court records more accessible to court staff and the public, as well as streamlining overall operations.
The following are a few examples of my achievements: Immediately implemented online live docket; child support debit card (saving taxpayers $1 million more than eight years); online child support/spousal support payments (saving taxpayers time and money); deployed state case management system; reduced operating budget by 30 percent (saving taxpayers money without reducing staff or compromising services); increased child support collections $2 million annually; developed and implemented Operation Stocking Stuffer and Operation Last Chance providing cash to kids and balanced bank account audits every year.