Rachel Sadoff Sworn in as Brevard County’s First Female Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

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first female Clerk and Comptroller in Brevard County’s 167-year history

Rachel Sadoff became the first female elected Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller of Brevard County in a swearing-in attended by Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Lisa Davidson, Sadoff’s family, clerk staff, fellow constitutional officers and former Clerk Scott Ellis.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Rachel Sadoff became the first female elected Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller of Brevard County in a swearing-in attended by Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Lisa Davidson, Sadoff’s family, clerk staff, fellow constitutional officers and former Clerk Scott Ellis.

Sadoff was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller of Brevard County, Florida in 2020. The Clerk and Comptroller is the custodian of all court, official, and fiscal records for Florida’s Space Coast.

Davidson administered the oath to Sadoff as her husband, Steve, and her children looked on.

Sadoff previously made history on Friday, January 1, when she was sworn in as Clerk Ad Interim, taking over from her mentor, boss, and friend, Scott Ellis, who resigned on December 31.

During Tuesday’s ceremony, Sadoff thanked Ellis, saying, “I couldn’t have done this (without you), and I don’t know that anyone has believed in me the way that you have.”

Sadoff also acknowledged Property Appraiser Dana Blickley, Tax Collector Lisa Cullen, and Public Defender Blaise Trettis, who attended the swear-in.

“To everybody that is an employee of the Clerk’s office and to everybody that is a member of our community, I take it so seriously, that oath that I just took,” said Sadoff.

“I just appreciate everyone giving me this opportunity.”

Sadoff’s official term of office began Tuesday.

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Lisa Davidson, left, administers the oath to Rachel Sadoff as her husband, Steve, looks on. “To everybody that is an employee of the Clerk’s office and to everybody that is a member of our community, I take it so seriously, that oath that I just took,” said Sadoff. 

“I am honored to lead the dedicated staff at the Clerk’s office. Each of them are as committed as I am in providing excellent customer service,” said Sadoff.

“Our goal is to expand upon Clerk Ellis’s legacy of transparency, accountability, and accessibility that our constituents have come to expect.”

Sadoff was elected in 2020 without opposition after former Clerk Ellis declined to seek another term. She is the first female to hold the position of Clerk and Comptroller in Brevard County’s 167-year history.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Property Appraiser Dana Blickley, Judge Lisa Davidson, Clerk of the Circuit Court Rachel Sadoff and Tax Collector Lisa Cullen.
During Tuesday’s ceremony, Rachel Sadoff, above left, thanked Ellis, saying, “I couldn’t have done this (without you), and I don’t know that anyone has believed in me the way that you have.”
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