(WDEF) Hamilton County School Board Chair Mike Evatt released this statement Monday night. It reads, "It is with a sincere desire to continue to serve the people of Hamilton County that I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Circuit Court Clerk. I firmly believe my tenure as a member and current chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Education has been productive and has contributed to the growth of a school system that is poised to meet the challenges of preparing our young people for the future.
I now propose to apply that same mindset of service leadership and management skills to this position. Public Service at any level has unique requirements that are non-negotiable in order to ensure a job well done. I believe that my management experiences, communication skills, and leadership abilities have prepared me to successfully meet the requirements of this office and to therefore be a viable candidate for the office of Circuit Court Clerk."