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Orangeburg County Auditor

Audrey Asbury is a lifelong resident of Vance, South Carolina, a graduate of Holly Hill-Roberts High School, and is committed to excellence and providing service to the citizens of Orangeburg County. She is the daughter of Ms. Bertha Davis and the late Mr. Allen Asbury. Ms. Asbury furthered her education by enrolling and graduating from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College with an associate degree in Business of Office System Technology and with a diploma of Business in Automated Office. Being determined with a desire and eagerness for education, she enrolled in Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina in August 2006. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management. Additionally, she is a Certified Driver-Training Instructor with South Carolina Motor Vehicle. Ms. Asbury faithfully attends the monthly meetings of the Vance Concerned Citizens and is a current member of the Rock Hill A.M.E. Church, where the Reverend Robert Morris is her Pastor. In December of 2000, Audrey was hired by the Honorable Roger B. Cleckley, Orangeburg County Auditor. In November 2018, Ms. Asbury was successfully elected to the position of Orangeburg County Auditor and has the privilege of saying, “It is very important to continue my work and to provide for the Citizens of Orangeburg County.” The function of the Auditor’s Office is to annually prepare and complete the listing and description of all taxable real and personal properties within the County, Political Subdivisions and Special Purpose Districts, and to provide the type of properties, levy locations and assessed values. The specific duties of the Auditor are listed in Title 12, Chapter 39 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. Most of the duties for the County Auditor are regulated by the South Carolina Department of Revenue, although some of the activities of the Auditor fall under the Regulation of the South Carolina Comptroller General’s Office. Our mission at the County Auditor’s office is to exemplify excellence in service and professionalism by providing accurate and timely information on the fairness of all property assessed in Orangeburg County.

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Orangeburg County Clerk of Court

Winnifa B. Clark is the daughter of Willie H. Brown and the late Onell Brown. She was born in Bronx, New York, later moved and raised in the Vance SC community. She is now a native of Holly Hill SC.

She received her education from the public schools in Holly Hill SC. She continued her education at Rutledge College, Charleston SC, receiving an Associate Degree in Executive Secretarial. Later, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Claflin University, Orangeburg SC.

She is a member of the South Carolina Clerk of Court & Register of Deeds Association (CCROD), South Carolina Association of Countywide Elected Executives (SCACEE), the National Child Support Enforcement Agency (NCSEA), the Vance and Surrounding Areas Concerned Citizens organization, and she serves as a community Pastor.

She was elected as Orangeburg County Clerk of Court in November 2008 and was rewarded by the National Council of American Executive “2014 Top Ranked US Executive”. She is currently serving her Second term. She was Re-elected in 2012. She believes her past experiences in the Clerk’s office for 17 years have translated into a successful tenure.

She will continue to be dedicated and provide exceptional service to the residents of Orangeburg County. She is proud and honored to serve the citizens of Orangeburg County Locally, State, and on a National level.

The Clerk of Court is responsible for accepting and processing all paperwork concerning the Court of General Sessions, Court of Common Pleas, and Family Court. The Clerk of Court is elected every four years.

She is married to Kenneth Clark. They are the proud parents of Kendrick and Kendrea.

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Clerk of Court

Orangeburg County Coroner

Samuetta Marshall, daughter of the late Reverend Doctor Samuel Booker Marshall and Mrs. Naomi Shuler Marshall, was born in Columbia, SC. She grew up in Holly Hill, SC and graduated from Holly Hill High School.

A graduate of South Carolina State University, Samuetta pursued a BS Degree in Professional Biology; minoring in Chemistry. In 1982, she entered Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, Georgia where she received an Associate Degree in Funeral Service. Samuetta was also attending Draughons Business College in Atlanta and simultaneously earned an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology. She has done further study in Forensic Pathology at the St. Louis School of Medicine. She has also studied with the renowned crime investigator Vernon Gebreth and the infamous forensic pathologist Dr. Henry Lee.

She is a licensed funeral directress and embalmer and serves as Manager of the Shuler-Marshall Funeral Home. Humbled by her heritage with this firm, she is the third generation.

Samuetta holds membership in several civic and professional organizations including: the South Carolina Morticians Association, Secretary of District Two of the South Carolina Morticians Association, the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., the South Carolina Coroner's Association, 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Epsilon Nu Delta Embalmer's Fraternity, Pi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity, Orangeburg County Democratic Party, the Responsible Citizens of Eastern Orangeburg County, Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority, NAACP, National Association of Professional Women and the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce. Samuetta has been listed in Young Community Leaders of America, Outstanding Young Women of America and Who's Who of Women Executives.

On November 3, 1992, Samuetta was elected to the office of Orangeburg County Coroner, making her the first woman in the county and the first African-American woman in the state to hold this office. Currently, she is serving her sixth four year term.

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Orangeburg County Probate Judge

Judge Jones-Glover earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Clemson University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas, School of Law. As a law student, Judge Jones-Glover served as the president of the Black Law Students Association, clerk of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and federal judicial extern for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas.

She is currently pursuing a Master of Laws degree in Elder Law and Estate Planning at Western New England University.

Judge Jones-Glover was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in January 2001. She began her legal career as law clerk for the Honorable Clifton B. Newman of the Third Judicial Circuit. She relocated to Orangeburg, South Carolina in 2002 to join the First Judicial Circuit’s Solicitor’s Office.

On July 1, 2004, Judge Jones–Glover was appointed Probate Judge for the County of Orangeburg. She was elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. As Probate Judge, her mission has been to inform and provide professional service in a compassionate, user- friendly environment. To this end, she has implemented weekly classroom to courtroom workshops , organized and conducted numerous probate workshops throughout the County for Citizens and First Responders.

Judge Jones-Glover is also as an Adjunct Professor at Claflin University.

Judge Jones-Glover is currently serving as President of the South Carolina Association of Probate Judges, member of the South Carolina Probate Judges’ Advisory Committee and the National College of Probate Judges Association.

She is an active member of the Orangeburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Orangeburg Chapter of the Links, Inc. and the Kiwanis Club of Orangeburg.

Judge Jones-Glover is a member of Andrew Chapel Baptist Church. She is married to Kenneth Glover. They are the proud parents of 5 sons and 4 grandson.

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Probate Judge

Orangeburg County Sheriff

Leroy Ravenell won his first run for political office when he was elected the 52nd Sheriff of Orangeburg County on January 25, 2011. He was re-elected for a full term on November 6, 2012. A native and lifelong resident of the Santee community of Orangeburg County, Sheriff Ravenell matriculated through the public schools in Holly Hill, SC, before beginning an extensive career in law enforcement. More than 25 years ago, Ravenell answered a special calling for his life, to serve as a law enforcement officer. Through this service and in numerous roles, he quickly learned the significance of his duty to not only enforce laws but to fulfill his life's philosophy to "Be Firm, Be Fair, and Be Consistent.

Professionally, Ravenell has devoted his life to ensuring that the laws of this county, this state, and this country are enforced. Personally, he is a man of unwavering faith who has been divinely blessed with a unique ability to reach people regardless of their ethnicity, background, or social standing. Desiring greater responsibilities, Ravenell achieved numerous certifications and increased his knowledge about the law enforcement industry. These advantages afforded him opportunities to be promoted to management and serve in a managerial role for more than 16 years. He graduated magna cum laude from Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice. Without delay, he continued his post graduate studies at Troy University, Troy, Alabama, and obtained his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Ravenell continues to give back to his alma mater as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice. He also talks with people of all ages about the positive differences they can make in their county and this country by making wise decisions and being true to themselves. Sheriff Ravenell not only understands his importance to the laws that govern the people, he understands and accepts his responsibility to his Creator. He firmly believes in setting and upholding standards in every aspect of his life. He is a faithful member of the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Reverend Jerome Anderson is the pastor.

In 2013, Sheriff Ravenell was honored by the SC Sheriffs’ Association as the Sheriff of the Year during their centennial observance of the Association. In 2011, he was named Warrior of the Year by the Healing Species, December 2011 Character Employee of the Month (Leadership), and SC Association of School Resource Officers Law Enforcement Administrator of the Year. Ravenell is a member of the National Sheriffs' Association, the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, SC Law Enforcement Officers Association, Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Association for Public-Safety Communications Officials, Edisto Lodge #39, and the Robert S. Wilkinson Consistory #220. He is a Lifetime Member of NAACP. He is a mentor in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Degree Program Advisory Board at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. He serves on the National Sheriffs' Association Crime Victims Services committee, the South Carolina Sheriff's Association Legislative committee, the Board of Directors of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce, the Law and Public Safety Advisory Board at the Technology Center for Orangeburg School District 5, and is a board member of A Servant's Touch Outreach and Support Ministries. He is married to the former Angela Bodrick. They are the proud parents of three: a daughter, LeQuinta, and two sons, Xavier Justin and Avery Chandlier.

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Orangeburg County Treasurer

E. Madison "Matt" Stokes was appointed by Gov. Henry McMaster to serve as the county's new treasurer effective Jan. 31, 2018. The Orangeburg County Legislative Delegation recommended Stokes to the governor’s office for the appointment. Stokes was vetted through the governor's office and met all the requirements. A Branchville native, Stokes graduated from Branchville High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School at the University of South Carolina and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. He had served as vice president and branch manager at Farmers and Merchants Bank of South Carolina in Bowman since March 2006. Previously, Stokes was a loan officer for four years at First National Bank of S.C. in Holly Hill and served with the S.C. Highway Patrol in Georgetown and Orangeburg Counties for more than seven years. Stokes is a member of the Branchville Masonic Lodge, the Bowman Masonic Lodge and the Orangeburg Elks Lodge. Stokes had served as an at-large member of the Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees since 2014 and was finance committee chairman for 3 years. Stokes serves as chairman of the finance committee of Providence United Methodist Church. During his leisure time, he enjoys watching football, boating, and spending time with his family. Stokes and his wife, the former Tiffany Bozard of Bowman, have a daughter, Kayla. They live in the Providence community.

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