Wayne County Coroner Carol Lienert said she will not seek re-election in 2011, stating that she would like to spend more time with her family.
Ned Sandercock said there is much more work to be done in the court-record keeping office.
That’s why he hopes to be re-elected as the Wayne County’s Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts.
Edward “Ned” Sandercock said the tough economic situation has had a direct impact on the number of court filings.
“Nearly every division of our office has witnessed an annual increase in its case filings, which means additional demands to accurately maintain the records while delivering the daily services we provide,” he said. “There is much more work to be done.”
On top of filing court records, the office processes passport applications, marriage licenses and assists in domestic issues. They also aid in the jury selection process and participates at jury trials.
“The office is also continuing to improve its scanning operations,” Sandercock said.
The Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts works with the other county offices to scan files, allowing information to be viewed without the need for the original file.
Sandercock said his office is also working on a preservation project, scanning some of the county’s earliest records so they may be viewed by the public without the chance of damaging original documents.
“I am fortunate to be part of a dedicated staff which has made it possible to meeting the increased demands put on the Prothonotary office,” he said. “It has been a privilege to serve as Wayne County’s Prothonotary and I would welcome the opportunity to continue.”
Sandercock is a graduate of Honesdale High School and Wilkes College and is a member of the Pennsylvania State of Association of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Texas Rod and Gun Club and the Honesdale Golf Club.
He also coaches in the Honesdale Biddy Basketball Program and the Babe Ruth Teener Baseball League.
Sandercock resides in Cherry Ridge with his wife and two children.