Heidi Percy is a committed public servant, community volunteer, mother, grandmother, and candidate for Snohomish County Clerk.
More than twenty years ago, Heidi and her husband Tom moved to Snohomish County to raise their family. Heidi was hired in an entry level position at the County Clerk’s Office working as a courtroom clerk. Since then, Heidi has risen through the ranks of the office, and currently serves as the manager of the Court Operations Division.
In this position, Heidi is responsible for ensuring all court hearings and trials in the Snohomish County Superior Court are staffed with knowledgeable courtroom clerks who make an accurate and independent record of court proceedings. She also supervises two important offices—the Jury Management Office and Confirmations Office.
Heidi is running for County Clerk because she has the leadership and vision to ensure a well-run office. She is committed to improving efficiencies through use of technology and providing excellent customer service for our community.
She aims to adopt innovative and commonsense reforms, prioritizing convenience—expanding online resources for self-represented litigants, improving public access to court records, and enhancing juror notification through text messaging.
Experience That Counts
Through the Jury Management Office, Heidi oversees the summonsing and processing of juror questionnaires for Snohomish County Superior Court and the four divisions of Snohomish County District Court. With more than 60,000 citizens summoned annually for jury duty, Heidi has made key reforms like creating an accessible electronic version of the jury questionnaire and developing a new jury summons form that has saved Snohomish County residents time, dollars and energy.
In the Confirmations Office, she oversees the process of managing, preparing and distributing the numerous daily court calendars for the Superior Court.
Heidi played a key role on the project team that implemented a new case and document management system, replacing its more than 40-year old predecessor. The project required more than two years of multi-department level planning and decision-making, and since implementation it has significantly improved clerk and court processes. Snohomish County is the largest county in the state to adopt the Odyssey Management System.
Heidi represents the Washington State Association of County Clerks on the Minority and Justice Jury Diversity Task Force. The committee is responsible for examining a range of proposals in an effort to increase minority representation on Washington State juries and making recommendations to the Minority and Justice Commission about which approaches to pursue.
Recognized as an expert in the field, Heidi has taught best-practices on courtroom skills and handling court evidence to clerk staff across the state. She has also been a local presenter at Continuing Legal Education Seminars on courtroom procedure and exhibit handling.
Snohomish County Values
An active member of the Snohomish County community, Heidi is a board member with SnoCope Credit Union and supporter of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Imagine Children’s Museum, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Heidi lives in downtown Everett with her husband Tom, who recently retired from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office after 25 years of public service. They have four grown daughters and one grandson.