Sanford appoints Blackley as Spartanburg Clerk of Court

Spartanburg County has a new clerk of court. Governor Mark Sanford named Spartanburg native Hope Blackley to the position Friday, saying:

The fact that she has been to so many clerk’s offices across the state might give her an advantage to better manage things in this office.

Blackley, who has been working as Sanford’s crime victims ombudsman, says,

I feel very honored.  And I will insure that we have accountability, transparency and reform in this office.  My goal is to make sure that you have confidence and trust in this office.

Blackley replaces Marc Kitchens who resigned in February after being arrested on federal drug charges.