BELTON — Longtime Bell County District Clerk Shelia Norman announced Tuesday that she will not seek re-election in 2014.

Norman is serving her fifth term in the district clerk’s office. She was first elected to the position in 1994.

Before being elected, she worked in the Bell County Attorney’s Office, as the office manager of the Hot Check Department, working a total of 35 years with the county..

“I have always considered it an honor and privilege to serve the citizens and courts of Bell County. I have done my best to serve with honesty, integrity, and Christian ethics,” Norman said in a news release.

During her tenure, Norman saw the county offices advance from typewriters to computers to cyberspace technology. Norman brought new commitments and new technology to the district clerk’s office, she stated in the release.

The district clerk oversees the safekeeping of more than 350,000 district court civil, family and felony records, dating back to 1852.

Dave Miller

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