Elect George Lareau
32 Years of dedicated service in the St Johns County Clerk of Courts office
19 Years as the Chief Deputy Clerk
Will Re-open the Julington Creek Annex
Will Re-open the Ponte Vedra Office
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George Lareau has served 32 years as a Court Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk in the St. Johns County Clerk of Court office. It has given him the opportunity to learn the operational and administrative responsibilities of the Clerk's Office.
During his tenure as the Chief Deputy Clerk, George has worked to utilize advancements in technology to provide easier access to court and land records, while at the same time protecting your confidential information and safeguarding it against identiity theft.
George became employed at the St. Jonns County Clerk's office in 1983 as a Misdemeanor Court Clerk. In 1991, he was promoted to be the Supervisor of the County and Circuit Divisions which included the Probate, Small Claims and the Marriage License Departments. In 1994, the Clerk appointed him to be the first Records Management Liaison Officer, where he coordinated between the St. Johns County Clerk and the State of Florida Bureau of Archives and Records Management, a position that archives and preserves public records dating back to 1821. He has held the position of Court Clerk in the Traffic Department and worked in the Official Records Department as a Recording Clerk.
When Cheryl Strickland was sworn in as the new St. Johns County Clerk in 1997, she recognized George's experience and appointed him to the position of Chief Deputy Clerk, the position she held under the previous Clerk, Bud Markel.
George completed the "Purposes and Responsibilities of Courts" training program provided by the national Center of State Courts Institute for Court Management. He was appointed interim Clerk of Court in August 2015 when Clerk Strickland retired and was a member of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks, and a member of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. When the Governor appointed someone else to be the interim Clerk, (After George was appointed by the Chief Judge, because the Governor failed to act in time) George retired to run for this position.
George and his wife, Pam, a school teacher, have been married for 30+ years and have three children.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
fOR St. Johns County Clerk of CIRCUIT Court & Comptroller