first_imgRepublican Clark County Clerk Scott Weber has drawn a challenger as he seeks a third term for the position.Barbara Melton, a county legal secretary who has worked in the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for 17 years, is running against Weber as a Democrat.The clerk’s office processes documents and helps with proceedings in Superior Court. It also disburses the court’s money and the money of litigants, among other duties. The office has 46 employees and an annual budget of about $3.7 million. The clerk is paid an annual salary of $114,509.“The office has some morale issues,” Melton said. She declined to go into details saying, “I don’t like to speak negatively about people.”Melton said that good management comes from good leadership. She said she wants to create a healthy work environment where employees can thrive at their jobs and offer ways to streamline the office’s operations.“I believe that innovation and change come from front-line staff who do the work,” she said. “Staff have the best ideas.”When asked about the morale issues raised by Melton, Weber said, “I honestly don’t know where she’s coming from.”Weber, 46, said that recent initiatives in his office have required working closely with his staff and that he’s been “thoroughly amazed” with their teamwork. He said that under his leadership, the clerk’s office has improved access to information and automated some processes. He said that it used to take days or a week to get documents online, now it takes an hour at most.last_img