Sandra Kurt Announces Candidacy for Summit County Clerk of Courts
December 2, 2015
Akron—Summit County Council Vice President and interim Summit County Democratic Party Chairwoman, Sandra Kurt, filed petitions on Wednesday, December 2 to officially announce her candidacy for Summit County Clerk of Courts. This unexpired position will become available when current Clerk and Akron Mayor- elect, Daniel M. Horrigan, takes office in January. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
"As a former Akron City Councilwoman, along with my five years' experience serving Summit County as an At-Large County Council representative, I have come to understand the needs of Summit County residents and the importance of providing accurate and timely records in the Clerk's office. Improving communication with residents through multiple channels and designing a seamless, superior customer experience are my top priorities."
An industrial engineer, Kurt is trained to streamline processes and eliminate organizational waste. "I hope to use my over 25 years of engineering and business experience to benefit Summit County residents during their interaction with the Summit County Clerk of Court's Office. I respect the thoughtful improvements made to the office by Mr. Horrigan and wish to continue the positive advances toward an efficient court system designed to serve residents. I believe my professional experience and record of public service make me uniquely qualified for this position."
Originally from Iowa, Sandra was one of the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. A resident of Akron since 1988, Sandra is a member of the Sierra Club and volunteers her time with the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties. She is also a lifetime member of the NAACP.