CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville's clerk of circuit court has now officially announced her bid for a second-term in office.

Llezelle Dugger made the announcement at the Central Branch Library in Charlottesville Tuesday, March 12. She was surrounded by supporters bearing "I Dig Dugger" stickers.

"I don't think it was a secret I'm running for re-election, because there is still a lot to do. I talked about the promises I made eight years ago, and I've made some headway in that, but it's not done yet,” the Democratic incumbent said.

Dugger touted bringing the clerk's office into the digital age: Her team has digitized land records, but not case files.

So far, Dugger faces no challenger in the Democratic Primary in June.

The general election is set for November 5.

03/12/2019 Dugger Campaign Announcement:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Clerk of Court Llezelle Dugger announced today that she is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for a second term in office.

“It has been my honor to serve the city for the past seven years as clerk of court,” said Ms. Dugger. “I hope to continue the work of digitizing our records, improving customer service and making the public’s experience with the clerk’s office as easy as possible.”

Prior to becoming the clerk of court, Ms. Dugger was an Assistant Public Defender for the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. She was a practicing attorney from 1995 until her election to office in 2011.

The clerk of court is an elected constitutional officer. The clerk’s office has broad responsibilities for the court. In addition to the management of the Circuit Court docket, the office is responsible for records pertaining to real estate, marriage and life events and elections.

The clerk of court will be on the ballot for the general election held on November 5, 2019.

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