Joy Hensley has filed to run for Marshall County Clerk of the Courts. Joy and husband, Chad, have been lifelong Marshall County residents, living and raising their three sons, Coda, Colt and Cale, in Polk Township.

Joy has a strong financial, administrative, and legal assistant background suiting her well for the position of County Clerk. Through owning and operating a small business that provided bookkeeping services to other local small businesses, she gained extensive experience in debit/credit reconciliation of the accounts, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, and the payment and filing of all payroll liabilities. Joy formerly was employed by the John Glenn School Corporation, initially hired for a position as a Title 1 Instructional Aide at Walkerton Elementary School before transitioning to the position of Treasurer at John Glenn High School. While serving as Treasurer, Joy’s responsibilities included day-to-day monetary transactions relating to all extracurricular funds, lunch/book fees, account reconciliation, purchase orders, supply orders and scheduling of needed substitute teachers, as well as providing administrative support to the Principal, Vice Principal, Guidance Department, Athletic Department, and other departments as needed.

Currently working as a Legal Assistant for Lukenbill & Lukenbill, LLP, Joy is primarily responsible for the preparation of estate administration pleadings and filing with the court to include working directly with clients in preparation of estate openings and final accountings. Duties also include guardianships, various other civil pleadings as required, and real estate transactions.

Being able to apply all prior work experiences has prepared Joy for the demands of the Marshall County Clerk including managing five budgets, the cash book of receipts and disbursements, and collection and distribution of child support payments. Joy understands the importance of maintaining court records, voter registration records, and overseeing, conducting, and certifying election results. As a military wife and mom, Joy understands the importance of maintaining Marshall County’s tradition of safe, fair, and accurate elections, and will work tirelessly to protect this sacred freedom.

If elected as Marshall County Clerk, Joy Hensley said, “I pledge to exercise the duties of the office in accordance with Indiana state statute, develop a professional working relationship with the judges, boards, elected officials and staff to best serve the public in a courteous, efficient manner. I look forward to meeting and speaking with the constituents of Marshall County in the upcoming months and, I would be deeply appreciative of your support on May 3!”