Meet the Clerk

Terri Hollingsworth was sworn in as Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk on January 1, 2019. She is the first African American elected to serve as clerk.

A resident of Little Rock, Terri has worked in the city, state and federal governments. She began her career working for the City of Little Rock as the economic development administrator. Later she worked at the Secretary of State’s office under Sharon Priest and then was tapped to be the Director of the State Board of Election Commissioners. There she managed the daily operations and $3.2 million budget of the agency, monitored and effectively communicated the state’s position on election legislation, conducted statewide poll worker training, and was the liaison and primary contact to legislators.

From 2012 – 2015, Terri served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Delta Regional Authority and oversaw the daily operations of the federal agency, supervision of staff and operational management of board members, elected officials and stakeholders. Terri remains an active member of the Delta Leadership Network in supporting the DRA’s regional work and graduates of the Delta Leadership Institute.

Before her election to County Clerk, Terri served as a senior advisor for business strategy at Peter Damon Group, a National strategic public affairs, business development and event management services firm.

Terri is a graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C. and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Links, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She and her son, Joshua, 16 are members of Church Street Journey Missionary Baptist (Reverend Dennis Edwards, Pastor) in Little Rock.