Jefferson County Clerk Shawdra Taggart announces reelection

By Ray King

Jefferson County Clerk Shawndra Taggart has announced her intention to run for re-election.

Taggart was first elected in 2016 and prior to that had been appointed Chief Deputy Clerk after working in every division of the office. She also previously worked in the Office of the Tax Collector in Washington County.

Taggart also talked about some of the changes she has made in the office during her time as a Clerk.

She is a 1998 graduate of Pine Bluff High School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Taggart also has a dual Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Management and Business Administration.

She is a member of the NAACP, board member of the Children’s Advocacy Center, President of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Club, member of the Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, and member of Delta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Taggart is married to Maurice Taggart and they have two children, Justice and Madis.