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Grimes district clerk honored by peers

Eagle staff report

Grimes County District Clerk Wayne Rucker recently was voted District Clerk of the Year by his Texas peers, marking the first time a Grimes County-based official has received the award.

The title was given to him by the County and District Clerks Association of Texas last week after a vote by 483 county and district clerks at last week’s annual meeting.

Rucker, a Democrat, has been district clerk in Grimes County for the past 27 years and has been elected to the office seven times.

Brazos County District Clerk Marc Hamlin, who also is president of the County and District Clerks of Texas Association, said this is the greatest honor the association bestows on an individual because it is voted on by the other county officials.

“This award is one that he has earned over a long period of time,” Hamlin said.

Rucker said this was his third time to be nominated for the award and described it as a great surprise to finally receive the title.

“To me this is also an award for the people of Grimes County who elected me those seven times,” Rucker said.

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