Aminah Thompson

Aminah Thompson

Clerk of Superior Court, 14th Judicial District, NC

Aminah is running for Durham County Clerk of Superior Court in order to ensure equal access to the court system and its resources. Aminah has dedicated her career to public service, as she has proudly served her county as a Magistrate Judge for the past 13 years. She has presided over countless civil and landlord-tenant cases, performed hundreds of marriages, issued search and arrest warrants, involuntary commitments, ex parte domestic violence protective orders, presided over administrative traffic court, and set conditions of release. Her years on the bench, working closely with the Clerk's office, have revealed a system in serious need of immediate attention. She has the necessary background, firsthand experience, and the dedication to seize the many opportunities for improvement.

The Clerk of Superior Court functions as Administrator, Record Keeper, Comptroller, and Judge over several matters that have a direct, immediate, and long-lasting effect on the lives and legacies of citizens. Aminah's priorities as Clerk of Superior Court are to focus on decreasing land loss in historically underrepresented communities, establish a Law Library and Resource Center, enhance the effectiveness of court operations, retrain and upskill current staff, and hire additional staff that is more representative of the community they serve. Aminah is committed to leading with compassion, equity, and integrity.