Cullman County is filled with Republican officials. In Fact, every political position in Cullman County is held by a Republican. Cullman is a deep red county with Conservative values, which describes Cullman County Circuit Clerk Lisa McSwain.
Lisa McSwain is a lifelong resident of Cullman County and a graduate of West Point High School. She has been married to Steve McSwain for thirty-five years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Lisa is a graduate of Wallace State Community College and Athens State University, majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She is also a graduate of the 134th session from the North East Alabama Police Academy. Lisa has almost thirty years of experience working in the court system and is currently serving her second term as Circuit Clerk.
Being a Circuit Clerk comes with many hats. The Clerk’s duties consist of but are not limited to:
- Jury management.
- Custodian of records for the court system.
- Election officials for Appointing Board.
- Absentee Election Manager and Canvassing Board.
- Passport Acceptance Agent.
- Fiscal Officer for the court system.
- Chief Magistrate.
- Issuing summons and writs.
- Conducting court-ordered land sales in civil cases.
- Pre-qualifying and monitoring bonding companies.
- Setting dockets and maintaining inventory for the court system.
The day in and day out duties of a Circuit Clerk can be strenuous, but thankfully, Cullman County is blessed with Lisa McSwain, who has proven her leadership and hardworking skills immensely. The Circuit Clerk’s Office is audited by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts every three to five years. The last audit covered December 1st, 2015, through July 31st, 2020. The Circuit Clerk’s Office receipted $13,192,535.30 and disbursed $12,985,173.94 during this period. There were no findings or exceptions against the Clerk’s Office during this audit period. Since McSwain had taken office in 2013, all audits have been without exceptions.
“I love my job as Circuit Clerk. I did not choose to run for Circuit Clerk to be a politician. Instead, I chose to run for the position of Circuit Clerk to use my years of experience and knowledge in the court system to better serve the citizens of Cullman County. I am very hands-on in my position, and the Circuit Clerk’s position is a huge responsibility. It is an honor to serve as Circuit Clerk. I plan to seek re-election in 2024, and it would be a privilege to continue serving as Circuit Clerk for Cullman County,” said McSwain.
As a proud partner with the Cullman County Republican Party, Cullman Daily encourages you to get involved. The Cullman County Republican Party, led by Chairman Kelly Duke, meets every first Saturday of the month for the ‘Republican Breakfast’ at the Elks Lodge. The doors open at 7:30 A.M., and the guest speaker begins promptly at 8 A.M. The guest speaker for September is Greg Cook. Cook is a 2022 Candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court. In addition to the Republican Breakfast, the Cullman County Women’s Republicans meet every second Tuesday each month at the Cullman VFW building. Dinner begins at 6:00 P.M. with the guest speaker starting at 6:30 P.M. Jacqueline Schendel is the current Chairperson for the Republican Women. Jacqueline is driven and motivated to continue pushing out Conservative values throughout Cullman County. The guest speaker for September’s Women’s Republican meeting will be Dr. Shane Barnette, Superintendent of the Cullman County School system.