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...Julie Dermody would like your vote for Rogers County Clerk.
...Julie Dermody with her daughter
Facing challenges is something Julie Dermody
knows all too well.This candidate for Rogers County Clerk has faced some pretty grim odds and has come out on the other side a better, stronger person.Julie
husband, Jim, to esophageal cancer in July 1999 and her
father succumbed to cancer last year.But, Julie's faith in God and giving spirit are ever present.
Jim's passing left Julie
as a single parent with two children under the age of five.Today, Joyce, 10, and Joshua, 6, are thriving.Joyce will be a fifth grader this fall and Joshua enters first grade.
"It has been difficult, but we are doing great," said Julie
."My family and my church family have been incredible.I have always said I wouldn't pursue a full-time job until Joshua finished kindergarten.Now is the time."Dermody
began volunteering for a variety of causes when she
was still in grade school.During Desert Storm she
became a volunteer for the American Red Cross
and discovered the work of Disaster Services.Her
volunteer work with ARC Disaster Services
all over the country.She
late husband, a fellow ARC
Disaster Services volunteer, when the ARC was called to assist victims of record flooding in Louisiana.Just prior to their wedding, both were called to assist when Hurricane Iniki hit the Hawaiian Islands.She served as "worker in charge" at Kapaa Service Center, which processed over 1,000 cases and disbursed more than $3.2 million in relief funds.
The Dermody's spent their honeymoon assisting victims of Hurricane Andrew.Dermody, a licensed Realtor, has an associate's degree in business management, and has 20 years of sales and marketing experience.
This February, Dermody
was asked to consider running for Rogers County Clerk.After researching the job requirements, she realized that she has been in training for the position most of her life.She
believes bringing in a Republican with conservative fiscal practices and values will be good for the people of Rogers County.
"The position of Rogers County Clerk also requires an individual with a helpful spirit," said Dermody
."With my experience and background, I believe I am the best candidate for the job."Dermody
has a tough fight ahead to claim the seat of Rogers County Clerk, but she
has faced tougher challenges in her
life, and is ready for the battle ahead.
"Some would say this is a lost cause since the office of Rogers County Clerk has never been held by a Republican," said Dermody
."However, I believe it is time for a change, and the people of Rogers County who have conservative beliefs will vote for the ‘Right' candidate.I'm sure of it."
For more information, contactJulie Dermody for Rogers County Clerk