By Kayla Carter
If the slew of advertisements and sweets being handed out at community events didn’t already give it away, it’s now official: Johnny Blankenship is seeking the Carter County circuit court clerk position.
Blankenship’s name now appear on the ballot for the Republican Primary in May.
Blankenship currently serves as the Carter County Circuit Court Administrative Assistant, but first started serving Carter County in 1993 when he became a dispatcher.
“I’ve been with the county for 21 years,” Blankenship said. “I worked at the Sheriff’s Department for 13 years.”
He was promoted to administrative assistant of investigations in 1998 when he assisted with numerous cases that resulted in successful prosecutions.