Kim Nelson said she plans to finish her term on the Roane County Board of Education.
She was elected circuit court clerk earlier this month, and will take office on Sept. 1.
Nelson was elected to the school board in 2008. She has two years remaining on a four-year term.
“If it comes out that I can’t stay on, then I’ll have to give it up, but I want to try to finish my term,” she said.
Angela Randolph, the current clerk, did not seek re-election.
Nelson defeated Mona Gardner Wright and Bob Alford for the position.