Darlene Rosprim appointed County Clerk

Eddy County Chief Deputy County Clerk Darlene Rosprim was sworn in April 6, 2021 by Eddy County Probate Judge Jay Francis. She was appointed by the Eddy County Commission to finish out the term of County Clerk Robin Van Natta who died last month.

The Eddy County Board of County Commissioners appointed Darlene Rosprim to serve the remainder of Robin Van Natta’s term as Eddy County Clerk.

Van Natta, 54, died March 16 at Carlsbad Medical Center of an undisclosed illness. She was elected to a second term as Eddy County Clerk on Nov. 3, 2020. She had no opposition in last year’s general election.

Jeri Strong, Eddy County spokesperson, said Rosprim accepted the commission’s recommendation Tuesday to replace Van Natta. She said Rosprim was sworn in during the meeting by Eddy County Probate Judge Jay Francis.

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Rosprim is no stranger to the Clerk’s office having spent nearly 25 years there, serving eight years as County Clerk.