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Profile: Carley Snider, Republican for Potter County District Clerk

The following is a compilation of the unedited responses from Carley Snider, candidate for Potter County District Clerk, to the 2018 Amarillo Pioneer Voter Guide Questionnaire. Snider is running in the March 6th Republican primary against Crystal Flores.


Carley Snider

Office Sought:

Potter County District Clerk


Court Administrator for the 181st District Court

Please list any of your political, civic or non-profit experience.

Hutchinson County Republican Women- Secretary-Treasurer 1994-1996; Rural Association of Court Administration conference organizer: 2011 and 2016; Secretary-Treasurer-Rural Association of Court Administration 2016 - present.

What is your top priority, if elected?

  • Provide excellent communication and customer service in Potter County Clerk's office

  • Examine the jury pool system and incorporate ways to minimize citizens being summoned

  • Continue updating and automating the District Clerk's Office to better serve the Courts, attorneys and public

  • To cross-train all staff of the clerk's office in order to provide continuous services to all customers without interruption.

How are you better prepared than your opponent(s) to handle the job you are seeking?

•    38 Years of legal experience
•    Court Administrator- 181st Judicial District Court: 2003 - present (Potter/Randall Counties)
•    Potter/Randall County Indigent Defense Coordinator: 2015 - present
•    Court Administrator- 84th Judicial District Court: 1993 - 2002 (Hutchinson Hansford & Ochiltree Counties)
•    Legal Assistant and County Attorney Secretary: 1980 - 1993 (Edmonds, LaGrone & Smith)
•    Texas Center for the Judiciary Professional Development Program Graduate: 2005

Are you supported by Amarillo Matters?


Why should voters choose you on March 6th?

I know I have the experience it will take to lead the Potter County District Clerk's office. I have a passion for learning new things and solving problems when they arise. I pledge to make the Clerk's Office work with extreme efficiency.

Profile: Greg Sagan, Democrat for U.S. Congress, District 13

Profile: Crystal Flores, Republican for Potter County District Clerk