By JEROD CLAPP
NEW ALBANY —
With 16 years in different positions around the office, Christina “Christy” Eurton was selected as the new Floyd Count Clerk on Saturday.
The county Democrats chose her during their closed caucus Saturday morning. Under state law, the party affiliated with the person who vacates an elected office gets to choose the successor.
Eurton said after starting out in an entry level position, moving up to deputy child support clerk and then first deputy clerk, she has a good feel for how the office should operate.
“I’ve started at the bottom and worked my way up to the top of the office,” Eurton said. “I understand everyone’s positions and I can keep it running smoothly.”
The seat was vacated by Linda Moeller. She was appointed New Albany city controller by Mayor Jeff Gahan after Mary Ann Prestigiacomo died suddenly on July 7.
With the move to voting centers in the county beginning next year, working with Dearborn County on jury selection for the William Clyde Gibson III case and the 2014 election on the way, Eurton said she’s ready for the challenges ahead of her.
Floyd County Democratic Party Chairman Adam Dickey said with so many projects coming up, she’s got a lot on the way. But he said in interviewing the candidates, the party thought Eurton was best for the job.
“The clerk’s office is something of an unsung hero in local government,” Dickey said. “She’s going to make sure there’s no jump of the tracks here. We want everything to continue running smoothly.”