Late Friday afternoon, the judges of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit appointed Pam Henson, 57, to serve as Dawson County’s interim clerk of courts.
Henson, who worked as a bookkeeper for the Hall County clerk of courts office for 24 years, will serve as clerk until a special election can be held to fill the position in July.
Henson said she has no plans to run for the office in the July election.
“The judges wanted someone who has no intentions of running so it wouldn’t interfere in the running of the clerk’s office,” Henson said.
A native of Dawson County, Henson has been working at the Dawson County clerk of courts office for the last six weeks to “straighten out the bookkeeping issues.”
She said she will be sworn in as interim clerk of courts next week.
Henson will succeed Becky McCord, who resigned earlier this month in the wake of a criminal investigation into money missing from the clerk of courts office.
McCord, 61, who has served as clerk of courts since 1993, is accused of taking more than $140,000 from a county account for passport fees.
She was arrested Feb. 11 on a single count of felony theft by taking.
McCord was indicted in early March. A court date has not yet been set.