Webster, Bryson battle for district clerk seat

For the final 7 several years, Clarissa Webster has held the seat of Ector County district clerk and hopes to maintain on to it but has a challenger this election in the GOP primary — Christina “Chris” Bryson.

There is no Democrat in the race so the GOP principal is a winner consider all.

Webster is serving her second time period as district clerk. Bryson has used the very last 23 several years as an grownup probation officer for Ector County Local community Supervision Corrections Division.

The primary election is March 1. Early voting will start Monday and finishes on Feb. 25.

Clarissa Webster


Webster, 48, graduated from Permian Basin Christian College in 1990 and then ongoing her instruction at Pensacola Christian University and then been given her certification as a paralegal from the National Association of Legal Assistants in 2007.

When Webster was initial elected to the placement of district clerk, she was tasked with going information from paper to electronic. All paperwork from court docket proceedings, whether it’s felony or civil, are scanned and put into the Ector County Portal.

“I knew that when we moved to the electronic age that all that historical past would need to be safeguarded and dealt with effectively,” Webster stated. “It was the detail that received me energized about the occupation in the starting. We are however in the middle of that and that is the cause I want to remain.”

Webster mentioned the move from paper to electronic has also freed up space during the courthouse so there’s fewer of a require for file cupboards. She reported the shift to digital can also aid to send out off paperwork to judges, attorneys or associates of the community.

Though she stated she believes she has attained fairly a bit more than the past seven years as district clerk, Webster stated there’s additional that desires to be performed specially considering that know-how is transforming promptly from calendar year to 12 months.

“We want to know what is the potential of technological know-how and we have to approach for that,” Webster reported. “It will assure what we are carrying out correct now isn’t likely to break us when we go to the subsequent matter.”

Christina “Chris” Bryson


Bryson, 53, was born and elevated in Odessa. She graduated from Odessa Substantial College in 1987 and then graduated from UTPB in 1998 with a diploma in behavioral science (psychology). Bryson has prior knowledge of the district clerk’s office environment as she labored there for five yrs below Jackie Sue Barnes, who retired from the position in 2002.

Bryson also worked for just one calendar year as the director of the compliance section exactly where she labored with folks owning to make payments to the county for court docket expenses.

For the past 23 a long time, Bryson has worked as an adult probation officer for Ector County Community Supervision Corrections Section. Bryson mentioned she has worked intently with the district clerk’s business, district attorney’s office and the district judges.

Bryson in depth what she would change about the district clerk’s workplace as she would make it possible for the deputy clerks again into courtrooms. “The deputy clerks have been banished from the courtrooms by the existing clerk.”

“I will return the clerks to the courtrooms to make the courtroom technique perform correctly,” Bryson mentioned.