Texas County Clerk Don Troutman

Texas County Clerk Don Troutman recently attended the 106th annual meeting of the Missouri County Clerks and Election Authorities in Branson, where he received the state’s highest honor related to election processes.

A highlight at this conference, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan presented Troutman with the highest award relating to the election process in the state. The 2012 Rosemary Plitt Award was presented to him in recognition of his dedication, commitment and outstanding contributions to the citizens and voters of Texas County and the state of Missouri in the administration of elections and the electoral process.

Arrangements were made by the secretary of state’s office so that Don’s mother, Norma Troutman of Houston, and his sister, Mary Hedspeth of Van Buren, were in attendance for the award presentation. While in Branson, the women attended the stage shows “Joseph” and “Smoke on the Mountain.”

At this training meeting, county clerks receive their 20 hours of required training. For Troutman, this is his 34th-year to attend this conference. He is the longest serving county clerk in the state.

Troutman has served every position on the executive board and served the association as its president in 1986-1987. He continues to serve on the executive board and recently retired as chairman of the nomination committee for the association.

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