Special to Iredell Free News
Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court Jim Mixson announced Monday that he running for another four-year term in 2022. He filed for re-election at the Iredell County Board of Elections around noon.
“I am very proud of the work we have done over the past nine years; however, there is still much that I want to accomplish” Mixson said in a news release. “I have worked closely with the Administrative Office of the Courts on the creation of our new automated case management system that is currently under development, and I look forward to implementing that system here in Iredell County in the near future. This system will completely modernize our court’s processes and record keeping and will greatly enhance our capabilities to serve our community.”
Mixson has served as Iredell County’s clerk of superior court since 2012.
The Iredell County Clerk of Superior Court’ office received high marks for its most recent audit conducted by the Administrative office of the Court. Mixson and his staff received an overall effective result, which is the highest opinion given and indicates excellence in minimizing potential risk. The office also continues to have excellent case clearance rates in the areas of estates and special proceedings and in those areas Iredell County far exceeds the state averages.
“The role of Ex-offico judge of probate is one of the Clerk’s roles that is often overlooked but it is vital to our constituents,” Mixson said. “The Clerk of Superior Court is the presiding judicial officer in all matters concerning guardianships, probate, estates and most special proceedings. Even in the pandemic, we have been able to close more cases than have been filed in our estates and special proceedings areas.”
Mixson was recently recognized by his peers throughout the state for his work as chairman of the Conference of N.C. Clerks of Superior’s Training Committee. Mixson was presented the “Boots on the Ground Award” by the conference in September for his leadership in developing innovative means of delivering training to North Carolina’s elected, assistant and deputy clerks of court during the pandemic. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Training Committee he also serves on the Conference of Clerks of Superior Court’s technology, legislative and public relations committees. Mixson was also elected as treasurer for the N.C. Association of Clerks of Superior Court in September.
Since 2019, Mixson has served as a commissioner on the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission, which makes recommendations to the General Assembly for the modifications of sentencing laws and policies, and for the addition, deletion, or expansion of sentencing options as necessary to achieve policy goals. The Commission has 28 members drawn from all three branches of government; from all areas of the criminal justice system; and from the public.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mixson is active in the community. He is the scoutmaster for Scout Troop 609 in Statesville and serves as the Gemstone District’s Scouting for Food chairman. Mixson is an active member and recent past president of the Statesville Rotary Club, a member of the Board of Directors for Iredell County Crimestoppers and a member and past chairman of the Iredell County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. Mixson and his wife Kristi also serve as youth shepherds at Western Avenue Baptist Church.
“I am grateful for the opportunity I have to serve the citizens of Iredell County. Serving my community has been a lifelong goal and commitment. I have been humbled by the support I have received over the years, and I am lucky to have the incredible staff that I get to work with each day,” added Mixson.