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GIS Map Information. County Home Page. Online Help. Contact Us. Auditor Query Builder. He was well liked and respected by the Fort Myers community. Esther Draughon was the first female Clerk of Court. It would have not been her choice but she was appointed by the Governor when her husband Walter Draughon died unexpectedly while in office.
Esther served the term as Clerk of Court in honor of her husband. Farabee ran a tight ship, and he was well liked and respected by his employees. By the mids, the Clerk's office was expanding.
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The 4-story Administration building at Second Street was completed in , and the Clerk's office moved to the second floor of the building. In , the fifth and sixth floors were added to the Blue Courthouse, as it was called by many. Clerk Farabee retired in and died in Geraci was one of the most popular Clerk of Courts.
He interviewed his employees personally. To him, family came first, and it reflected on how he treated his staff. One young woman had only been on the job two months when her mother fell ill in another state. The young woman feared she would lose her job if she went to her mother's bedside. During that time, the Clerk's office had offices in the basement of the old courthouse, the 2nd and 3rd floor of the courthouse and in the annex building on Main Street, photo below.
Sal Geraci's administration was the end of an era, as it was before computers.
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When he died in , the entire Courthouse closed its doors for his funeral. It was standing room only. Kurtz was a long time Deputy Clerk when she was appointed by the Governor to replace Sal Geraci due to his death. Lois Kurtz had been the supervisor in the minutes department and was ready to retire when she was appointed. She decided not to run for Clerk of Court when the time came to do so.
The office went online and records became easily available to the public. He was an outspoken critic of county spending and higher taxes.
When Lee County was in a recession in , Clerk Green had all his employees cross-train to do all jobs within their department. Clerk Green was held in high esteem by his employees. He began the tradition of hanging former Clerk of Court photos on the walls of his office for historic purposes. Clerk Green retired in Doggett was a long-time employee of the Clerk's office when she ran for Clerk of Court in She oversees a staff of employees serving the Lee County population of approximately , citizens.
Jump to subpage James W. Bain Not much is known about our first Clerk of Court. Thorp L. James Franklin Garner J. Archie N.
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Walter L. Draughon Draughon was another Clerk whose life was cut short at the age of DeWitt T Farabee Farabee ran a tight ship, and he was well liked and respected by his employees. Lois F.
Linda Doggett present Doggett was a long-time employee of the Clerk's office when she ran for Clerk of Court in