Laura Hughes, Kaufman County Clerk, would like to announce that she is seeking re-election for the office of Kaufman County Clerk in the upcoming March 6, 2018 Republican Primary.
“It has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Kaufman County since 2000, and would consider it an honor and privilege to receive your continued support,” said Hughes.
The County Clerk’s office is responsible for recording and maintaining important legal documents which include birth, death, marriage, and various property transactions. We also serve as Court Clerks for criminal, civil, probate, guardianship, juvenile, mental health and Commissioners’ Courts.
“Our mission is to use teamwork, the latest emerging technology, and planning to improve our customer service, increase the accessibility of the records, and to prioritize the preservation of these vital county records,” said Hughes.
Keeping with the mission, Hughes has implemented preservation projects to restore over a million records including marriage, birth, death, civil, criminal and deed records dating back to 1848. We also implemented software systems for e-recording for property records, e-filing of judicial cases and made records accessible to citizens online.
The office, under Hughes, has been the recipient of multiple state and national awards. For the 14th time, the Clerk’s office has won the highly coveted State of Texas Five Star Award for Vital Statistics. They have also won Tyler Technologies Excellence Award - 3 times for innovative use of technology in both their land and court case management systems. Recently, Hughes was notified that they were selected as the 2017 CSC Infinity Award for their early adoption of an e-recording technologies.
Laura and her husband have resided in Kaufman County for over 26 years where they have raised their two sons, Wes and Jesse. She is a state certified Clerk and a Master Registrar. She has a UTA Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and a Bachelor’s in HR and Business. She is an active member of the Clerk’s Association, has served on several local Non-profits, and is Vice President of the Texas Urban Recorders Alliance.