Sam Clymer to Seek County Attorney Office
By Bill Hughes
PADUCAH, KY - Assistant County Attoryney Sam Clymer announced today that he wants to be the next County Attorney, replacing his colleague Mike Murphy, who will not seek re-election in 2014.
Clymer made the announcement on the steps of the McCracken County Courthouse, with his father, Judge Craig Clymer, County Judge-Executive Van Newberry, Commonwealth Attorney Dan Boaz, numerous other County officials, family and friends in attendance.
Clymer was a sheriff's deputy before going to law school, and has worked in the County Attorney's office for 5-1/2 years. He believes his varied experience can bring perspective to the job as he represents all county officials, employees, and the fiscal court. He called his colleagues in the County Attorney's office a "dream team," and believes his leadership can help it excel even more in the years to come.
"I've been in this office now for over 6 years. I see what works in this office, I see what needs improvement in this office, and I know that I'm the kind of man that's gonna be able to get it done. With the staff that we have, and the legal team that we have, we can be the top County Attorney's office in the Commonwealth of Kentucky."
This is a big weekend for Clymer. In addition to announcing his candidacy for the office, he is getting married on Saturday.