Patricia Wetherbee has announced she is seeking a sixth term as Crawford County clerk of courts.
Wetherbee is seeking the Republican Party's nomination for the post in the May primary.
She has been with the office since 1981, serving as a clerk within the office and until winning election to the post in 2001.
"After 40 years of hard work, I can confidently state that I have the knowledge and dedication to capably serve our county," Wetherbee said in making her announcement. "In a judicial office, there is simply no substitute for experience.
"During my time of service, I have maintained the court records and criminal case files for our county with integrity," she said. "My record shows that I run an efficient, fiscally responsible office, because I understand the worth of the taxpayers’ dollar."
Wetherbee said she works hand-in-hand with staff.
The office's main duty is to assess, collect and distribute court costs, fines and fees.
"I am proud to say that, during my tenure, the Clerk of Courts Office has passed all required state audits with a perfect record," she said.
Wetherbee said being the elected clerk of courts is an honor.
"It is my hope that the residents of Crawford County will reflect on my qualifications and years of experience in the office and continue to allow me to serve," she said.
Wetherbee said she is respected by her peers around Pennsylvania, having served as president of the Statewide Association of the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts, the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials, and as a member of the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court Association.
She also received Crawford County Republican Party's June Bennett Republican Woman of the Year Award in 2004. She currently is a member of the county Republican Party Executive Board.
Wetherbee and her husband, Kevin, reside in Richmond Township.