Piper D. Doeppe has entered the race for Greene County Clerk of the Court. A Special Election has been called for Nov. 5, 2019, to fill the remainder of the term of former clerk, Brenda Compton. Doeppe is running for the Republican nomination.
“I’d like to thank Brenda Compton for over 30 years of service to Greene County’s courts, including about four years as the elected clerk of the court,” Doeppe said. “Now that she’s retiring, I’ve decided to put my name forward. The legal process can be intimidating to most people, and I’m running because I want to help.”
Doeppe is a graduate of the Appalachian School of Law (J.D.) and Emory and Henry College (B.S.), and says she plans to put her legal training and experience to work to ensure that the clerk’s office doesn’t just comply with its statutory duties, but also helps citizens understand the resources that are available to them in navigating the courts.
“It doesn’t have to be hard to find your home’s deed, apply for a marriage license, or even file a civil suit,” Doeppe said. “Every step of the way, I’ll be there to assist.”
Doeppe also said that she’s keen to keep Greene County’s budget under control.
“The clerk’s office has an annual budget of almost $400,000,” she said. “I want to keep costs under control so that we can keep our taxes low.” “I have spent much of my life in Greene County. My parents bought a house here when I was very young, and I have been in love with the area ever since,” she said. “Greene County and the people who live here have been there for me so much for me over the years. My goal is to give back to both through my role as clerk.”
Steve Keene, who ran against Compton in 2016, announced his candidacy for the position prior.