De Anna Schmalz, Franklin County Clerk has announced her candidacy for re-election. Schmalz is married to Kenneth and they have 2 daughters, Chastity Massengale and Marisa Schmalz. Chastity and her husband Ricky live in Russellville and they have 2 sons, Jaxon and Gavin. Marisa still lives at home, but is engaged to be married in March of this year to Paul Richmond.

Schmalz has worked in the County Clerk’s Office for approximately 32 years. She was hired in 1983 by JoAnn Barham. She also worked for Mary Williams and Sharon Needham until she ran for the office in 2010 when she was elected.

Schmalz is a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Ozark Chamber of Commerce, Altus Chamber of Commerce, County Clerks Association, Cattlemen’s Association and a Board Member of Leadership Franklin County.

"I have really enjoyed working for the people of Franklin County. I feel like my time in office has been productive and very rewarding. I hope to be able to visit with as many citizens of Franklin County as possible, however due to my dedication and the obligations of the office is which you elected me I feel my time to do so may be limited.

I want to thank the many people who have shown overwhelming support for me and my staff during my time in office and also the recent circumstances we are currently facing.