RUPERT — Minidoka County Clerk Patty Temple has announced she will retire in September.
The Minidoka County Republican Central Committee will accept resumes until July 31 from qualified applicants to fill the office, Lucky Bourn, chairman of the central committee said in a statement.
Temple has worked for the county for 30 years and will retire on Sept. 30. Prior to election as clerk she worked in the county auditor and assessor’s offices.
Temple said after retirement she plans to spend more time with her three grandsons in Montana.
“It will be a big adjustment for me,” she said.
Temple said she will also miss the friendships she has made with other county clerks in the state.
Temple was elected as clerk in 2010, a job that includes clerk of the district court, auditor, recorder and clerk to the county commissioners.
“She makes us all look good with her efficiency,” Bob Moore county commissioner chairman said. “She is such an asset to our county.”
The central committee will interview applicants and select the top three. Those three names will be submitted to the Minidoka County commissioners, who will appoint a person to fill the office.
Because the county clerk’s office is an elected position, the person appointed will have to be elected in the primary election in May 2018 to retain the office.
Moore said interviews of candidates for appointment are planned for August.
“It would be nice to have someone in place for a couple weeks before she leaves,” Moore said.
“She’s been an amazing clerk,” Sheryl Koyle, commissioner said, who has known Temple since the first grade.
Temple is often the first person to arrive at work in the morning, she said.
“She is unbelievable. She is known statewide in the clerk’s association for her knowledge and dedication. The county runs smoothly because of her hard work.”
Resumes should include education, employment history along with personal and professional references and may be mailed to Lucky Bourn, Republican Central Committee, P.O. Box 368, Rupert, Idaho, 83350.