RENITA’S PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
For 36 years, Renita Thompkins Linville has been practicing law with the highest level of integrity and honesty. With extensive experience in real estate transactions, traffic offenses, family law, wills and estates, she served as a founding partner and associate with law firms in Winston Salem prior to establishing her own practice.
She continued to serve her community as not only a practicing and founding attorney of two law firms but also as a University Professor. Linville taught Essentials of Business Law at Winston-Salem University as an Adjunct Professor so that she could continue passing on her knowledge to the next generation of leaders and difference makers in Forsyth County.
Renita made history as the first African-American woman to serve as the Clerk of Court in Forsyth County and aims to continue serving and making history in this capacity. Her consistent work and continual elevation has prepared her to serve the people of Forsyth County as the Clerk of Court.
“The Clerk’s Office is the heart of the Courthouse. It is the core of every function there. We are essential to the effective operation of the judicial system.”
RENITA’S ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Renita was born and raised in Forsyth County, went through the Winston Salem/ Forsyth County School System and then continued her education at North Carolina Central University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1979. After this, she continued her academic pursuits by earning a Juris Doctorate in 1982 and then passing the North Carolina State Bar in1983 and the United States Court in 1986. Renita has maintained her licensure every year for the last 38 years.
RENITA’S PERSONAL TESTIMONY
Personal experience and values shape professional values, and Renita’s professional track record reflect her personal life. As a woman who was born and raised in Forsyth County, attended the local schools and then returned home to Forsyth County after obtaining her academic degrees, she knows what it’s like to live local.
Renita has been married to Pastor James Linville for 16 years and has two sons, four grandchildren and a special nephew. As a licensed, well-educated and passionate attorney serving as the Clerk of Court, she pursues the best for her community, her family and those who will come to call Forsyth County home just as she does.
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
WHY VOTE FOR RENITA?
In Renita’s own words, learn what has prepared her to continue as Forsyth County’s Clerk of Superior Court and find out her exciting plans once elected.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as the Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court. Having served in this position since July 1, 2019 I knew immediately this was the right position for me, because of my passion and appreciation for the office and legacy of Clerk. Throughout my 36 year career as an attorney, the Clerk’s office was an integral part of my law practice. My education and professional experience, passion for helping people, and plans for the future of the Clerk’s Office have prepared me for this role. I understand the purpose the Clerk should fulfill inside the Courthouse, in the Community, and within this state as a Leader, and that’s why I’m running this race as a candidate for Clerk of Superior Court.”
Her goals to increase literacy rates, continue providing for the underprivileged, and create equal opportunities for those in Forsyth County are among her top priorities as she seeks to continue serving as the Forsyth County Clerk of Court.
Renita is proud to be an accountable member of these associations:
To date, she has implemented Veteran’s Court, expanded the literacy program in local elementary schools, grown the Toys for Tots Christmas program, supported survivors of domestic violence through the Steering Committee for Family Justice Center, participated in the DEAR Program in conjunction with the City of Winston Salm to help the disadvantaged obtain driving privileges, and so much more. Her strive to create change and fight for those whose voices are stifled runs deep in her bones and comes forth with everything she does.
RENITA’S COMMUNITY SERVICE RECORDS
Renita uses her education and experience to impact the lives of citizens in Forsyth County for the greater good. By partnering, collaborating and knowing the people in these specific niches, she is able to reach the community at a greater level.
Renita humbly serves the following organizations:
- Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry Board of Directors
- Bethlehem Center Board of Directors
- Winston-Salem Urban League Board of Directors
- The Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina Board of Directors
- Mediation Services, Inc. Board of Directors
- Winston-Salem Historic District Commission Member
- Winston-Salem State University Foundation Secretary of the Board of Directors
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Life-Long Member
- Community Service Award- Special Recognition from the Chronicle
INVEST IN RENITA
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2019/2020 ELECTION SCHEDULE
As you perform your civic duty and cast your vote for the leaders of Forsyth County, we hope that you will seriously consider choosing Renita Thompkins Linville as Forsyth County Clerk of Court. March 3, 2020 is the Primary Election Day but there are ample opportunities to make your voice heard before then.
You can find additional information about the 2020 Elections at www.fcvotes.com or by calling (336) 703-2800
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE EARLY!
DATES AND TIMES FOR EARLY ONE-STOP VOTING
February 13-14 | 8:00 am- 7:30 pm
February 17-21 | 8:00 am- 7:30 pm
February 22 | 8:00 am- 7:30 pm
February 24-28 | 8:00 am- 7:30 pm
February 29 | 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
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