The clerk's office is responsible for registering vehicles and distributing license tags, issuing marriage licenses, accepting passport and notary public applications and keeping minutes for Bedford County Board of Commissioners.
Prater, a native of Bedford County, is a graduate of Central High School. She is past president of Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, and past president of Bedford County Democratic Club. She is a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Association.
She was named Professional Woman of the Year in 1999 at the annual Business and Professional Women's Luncheon sponsored by WLIJ-AM and WZNG-AM. She is a member of Flat Creek United Methodist Church and a past chair of Bedford County Heart Association.
She and her husband, Milford Prater, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
"I am proud of the things my staff and I have accomplished during my tenure as county clerk," said Prater. "We have a good team that works together with one goal in mind: to give good service to the citizens of Bedford County.
"If re-elected, we will continue to offer the same friendly, professional service that we have in the past."