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Hasty officially filing for clerk of court office

Posted: March 14, 2016 5:24 p.m.
Updated: March 15, 2016 1:00 a.m.
Martin L. Cahn/C-I

Janet Hasty stands in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse where she has worked for 27 years in the clerk of court’s office, mostly notably as the chief deputy clerk. Hasty will formally file for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Clerk of Court on Wednesday, seeking to fill the office being vacated by Joyce McDonald, who recently announced she would not seek reelection.

After 27 years working in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court’s Office, Janet Hasty says she’s just “not ready” to retire. Hasty began working in the office under Tillie Goodson and then Joyce McDonald, who recently announced her decision not to seek reelection.

So, after 27 years, Hasty’s will officially file to seek the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Clerk of Court. The filing period opens Wednesday at noon.

“As your next clerk of court, I will ensure this office serves our county efficiently and effectively,” Hasty said. “I’ll make sure tax dollars are wisely spent and will look for ways to save even more money. I have the experience and knowledge to take this job and hit the ground running. The people of Kershaw County can be confident I will serve them and their best interest in this office.”

As chief deputy clerk of court, Hasty has handled circuit court matters, jury issues, month-end activity and has supervised the entire family court office.

“I’ve been running back and forth, up and down the stairs, between circuit court and family court. I don’t take elevator; I’ve gotten stuck in it -- twice,” she joked.

Hasty, a lifelong Kershaw County resident, worked for DuPont for 14 years and then took a year off before joining the clerk of court’s office in 1989.

In addition to working for the county and keeping up a gardening hobby, she and her husband, Clay, have kennels where they train and board dogs. Both are American Kennel Club judges for hunt tests.

The Hastys have three children, Chris, Clay Jr. and Amanda Saadi, and five grandsons.

The Republican primary for clerk of court will be held Tuesday, June 14.

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