Karen E. Rushing has been Sarasota County’s elected Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller since 1987. She has more than 30 years of court management experience, both in Florida and in her native New York state.
Ms. Rushing received a BA degree from the University of South Florida, an MBA degree from Nova University and has completed post graduate work at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Ms. Rushing served as an adviser to the United States Department of Commerce through the Commercial Law Department. In this capacity, she assisted the developing democracy of Angola, Africa, with a judicial reform project supported by the Ministry of Justice in Angola, and designed to provide substantial reform to their court system.