Patty Hitt Contact Info Patty Hitt , Nonpartisan, County Clerk Patty grew up in Myrtle Creek, graduating from South Umpqua High School. She started working for Douglas County in August 1999 at the Health Department. She also worked one year for the Board of Commissioners. Patty started with the Clerk's Office in March 2007, and was appointed Clerk Jan 2012. She is a Certified Elections Administrator and Certified Recording Administrator by the Oregon Association of County Clerks.