If the tag line challenge were the most important aspect of the probate office, Starla Matthews would be our choice. She has served for 12 years as Houston County’s Revenue Commissioner, and understands how a government office operates and how to best serve the public. She’s made changes to make her office operate more efficiently, and there’s no reason to doubt she would not do the same in the probate office.

However, there’s far more to the responsibilities of the probate office than renewing car tags. The probate judge is also responsible for elections, records of property and other official documentation, and licenses. Despite the public face of the tag department, the “judge” duties of the probate judge occupy the vast majority of the official’s attention.

That’s why we endorse Patrick Davenport in the race for Houston County Probate Judge.

By: Dothan Eagle Editorial Board | Dothan Eagle