(Editor’s note: This is another in profiles of those seeking office on the August Primary ballot).
A Houston woman is seeking the Democratic nomination for recorder of deeds in Texas County.
Pam McKinney filed earlier for the position, which is being separated from circuit clerk’s duties. The incumbent, Phyllis Staley, filed for the recorder’s job on the Democratic Ticket.
McKinney was born in Rangley, Colo., and began school as a kindergarten student at Houston. A graduate of the HHS class of 1980, she is the daughter of Cecil and the late Lena Jones Fleming. McKinney and her husband, Scott, have two daughters, Mandy McKinney Huff, who teachers at Marshfield, and Megan McKinney, who attends college in Springfield. They also are the legal guardian for her nephew, Adam, after his dad died. The McKinneys have two grandchildren.
Scott McKinney is employed by the City of Houston and also trims trees.
They attend Ozark Baptist Church.
The Piney Township clerk for six years, she has been active in several community organizations, including HHS After-Prom Committee, Make A Wish Foundation, Jerry’s Kids, American Cancer Society and Texas County Relay for Life.
Pam McKinney has been employed with Wal-Mart for more than 25 years; the last 15 in a leadership and administrative role.
“I enjoy serving and working with the public and would like the opportunity to continue to make a difference in Texas County,” she said.