Ann is a native 5th generation African-American Texan. She was born in Timpson, Texas, and at 7 years of age relocated to Taft, Texas. Her father, a longshoreman moved the family to Corpus Christi, Texas where Ann attended Driscoll Junior High and graduated from Roy Miller High School.
Ann moved to Houston in 1972, has one son, Ealy Bennett, and is married to Mel Davis from Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Texas Southern University nights and weekends for several years in the School of Journalism and Communications while working at KTRK-TV.
The duties of the county clerk are to serve as clerk of the county probate courts, county courts at law, and the county. Also to keep and maintain the integrity of records pertaining to the county courts, real and personal property records, records of vital statistics; issues marriage licenses, administer other licensing and recording requirements, conduct countywide special and general elections, and handle early voting.
She understands the importance of maintaining the integrity of records entrusted to the County Clerk. Ann possess the skills, knowledge, and experience in her career as a public and customer servant, court coordinator to three State District Court Judges, legal secretary in defense and plaintiff law firms, and working with over 7,000 heirs of Texas Spanish and Mexican Land Grants.
Ann stated, “I am honored to have worked in the Harris County District Courts for 14 ½ years as the Court Coordinator of the 55th and 152nd District Courts. It is vital that the County Clerk have a good working relationship with the Probate Courts, County Civil and Criminal Courts at Law, lawyers, litigants, and the citizens of Harris County. Every citizen at some point will need the services of the County Clerk’s Office, and every citizen customer deserves customer friendly and user friendly services.”