Endorsed for Volusia County clerk of the court: Republican Laura Roth embodiment of leadership, experience & passion

Laura Roth endorsed for Volusia County, FL% Clerk of the Court / Headline Surfer®
 
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The internet news provider has created a tribute slide show presentation as part of its endorsement of Laura Roth, who will likely become the elected Clerk of the Circuit Court when qualifying ends at noon today with no opposition expected.
 

Laura Roth / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH, FLa. -- It's a fait accompli that Republican Laura Roth will be the clerk of the court-nominee when qualifying ends at noon today. That's because she'll likely be unopposed unless someone files last minute.

When it comes to politics, anything is possible, but that is not likely in this campaign.

Regardless, Headline Surfer puts the full weight of its hard-charging brand of award-winning journalism in this endorsement for Laura Roth.

In this particular elected office, considering Roth's immense talents and pedigree, that's not a bad thing, that her candidacy will not be scrutinized by the voters. It goes without saying that every election should be contested.

The bottom line is Roth has paid her dues. She's bided her time, out of respect for the incumbent and party loyalty. 

Because of Roth's patience and maturity, GOPer Diane Matousek gets to ride off into the sunset on her own terms after 24 years in office at year's end.

Ironically, the clerk of the court is the only county-elected post that is partisan. And yet both Dems and GOPers put up candidates in many of the non-parisan contests, especially at the county level.

But in the case of Roth, no Democrat would have been able to convince the public they they would be the better choice because this elected post is far less political. It's results-driven with moneies coming in from fines and fees collected. 

After all, it's pretty much cut and dried: Provide for the recording and preservation of the public record as it pertains to the courts and law enforcement documentation such as traffic tickets, arrested records, court hearings, trials and sentencings, acquittals or dismissals.

There's also the civil side with lawsuits, probate and marriage/divorce (dissolution of marriage), property disputes (liens), etc.

But the key is organization, structure and execution -- from the bottom up. Roth gets that and that is why the clerks work so diligently for her and Matousek. After all, they not only have had a strong second-in command, but a mentor who is passionate in a quiet, re-assuring way. And who wouldn't want that kind of boss?

But the key is organization, structure and execution -- from the bottom up. Roth gets that and that is why the clerks work so diligently for her and Matousek. After all, they not only have had a strong second-in command, but a mentor who is passionate in a quiet, re-assuring way. And who wouldn't want that kind of boss?

Democrats and Republicans thinking they could politic their way to an election win over an experienced insider like Roth, would be hard pressed to measure up to the leadership and legal knowledge, clearly demonstrated strengths.

After all, Roth even has a law degree, not that the job requires it like that of the state attorney or circuit or county judgeships.

Still, the clerk of the court keeps the public record for all court transactions. And in today's digital world, records are processed faster than ever and available to the public 24/7 at the stroke of a few keys on a laptop, tablet or smart phone with few exceptions.

Matousek has credited Roth as the brain trust behind much of the court's transition from paper files to electronic filing over the last half decade, maybe even a little longer.

Headline Surfer® knows the endorsement will be seen by some as somewhat anti-climatic, considering Roth likely will go unchallenged and has amassed nearly $53,000 in campaign funding just in case.

Roth may not be a household name, but Matousek was never a frontline candidate either. But here is something about Roth Headline Surfer® has heard many times over from the clerks who work under her -- not only is she proficient, organized and fully vested in all aspects of the operation, she's super nice. 

Headline Surfer® believes Roth's warmth and most notable her "passion" for this demanding job is reflected in the video created to reinforce the endorsement. 

The preservation of the public court record in Volusia County is in good hands with Laura Roth for the foreseeable future.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.