ABOUT KELLY

MY BIO

My name is Kelly Yvonne Mitchell and I am running for Clerk of the District Court in Ada County.

I am an Idaho native and have lived in the Treasure Valley for all but a year of my life. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and together we have two boys. Our oldest, Dominic, is 9 and our youngest, Declan, is 2. People often comment on the age gap, assuming one of them was unplanned. That is true. Dominic is my sister’s biological son who, through an unexpected turn of events, came to us at the age of 3 ½. My husband and I were young college students at the time and were certainly not planning our family expansion, yet. Over the next year and a half, we navigated the child welfare and court systems to find our path to guardianship. We often refer to Dominic as our “beautiful surprise.” Both in jest and sincerity. Experiencing the foster care system and guardianship process firsthand was an eye-opening venture. I was working in the Clerk’s Office at the time, and still felt overwhelmed trying to navigate the court system.

I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boise State University in 2015. I am incredibly proud of this accomplishment. I completed the program while parenting, working full time, and preparing for the arrival of my son in March of 2016.

My motto is “if you can be anything, be kind.” These are words I truly believe and try to live by every single day. I am inspired by my mother who worked tirelessly to raise my sisters and me while pursuing her nursing career. I am encouraged by my husband who loves and pushes me every day to pursue and achieve my goals. I am humbled by the many people who have shown their support for me in this campaign and in everyday life.

MY VISION

I have a passion for public service and community and look forward to the opportunity to serve in this role. The Clerk’s Office is a beacon of dependability and integrity, an expectation I intend to uphold. I believe in transparency of government and conservative use of resources. I believe in a cohesive work environment where growth and personal development is fostered. I believe in people and the things they can accomplish when given the resources and freedom to thrive.

With five years experience in the Clerk’s Office, I understand the needs of patrons and staff. As a Boise native, I know what our community expects from our leaders. Nearly every individual in Ada County depends on the Clerk’s Office. I envision an Office in which each patron is served with the utmost level of integrity and excellence regardless of background, political affiliation, or economic status.I am confident that with investment and a laser focus on staff development and training the County Clerk’s Office will attract, retain, and train excellent staff to serve the citizens of Ada County with dignity, integrity, and excellence.

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Paid for by Kelly Yvonne Mitchell for Ada County, Treasurer Camille Mitchell

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