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Va.'s longest-serving circuit court clerk retiring

Tuesday - 8/20/2013, 4:00am  ET

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) -- The longest-serving circuit court clerk in Virginia history is stepping down after 56 years on the job.

Ninety-two-year-old Powhatan County Circuit Court Clerk William E. Maxey Jr. says he' no longer well enough to meet the demands of the position.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( ) that Maxey recently announced his resignation as the county's Board of Supervisors prepared to look into complaints about his office.

Maxey was appointed clerk on July 1, 1957, to complete an unexpired term. His most recent re-election was in 2007. Clerks serve eight-year terms and, as constitutional officers, answer to the voters rather than the Board of Supervisors. County boards do, however, allocate money to clerks' offices.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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