During a previous debate the two outlined why they wanted to run for office.
McAllister said when the Rome Tea Party sought local candidates, he thought the clerk’s seat would be “a good fit” for him to help the community.
“I have a background in customer service,” he said. “I have a background in thinking outside the box, of doing what it takes to get the job done.”
Penson said she’s modernized a paper-based office in her first term, adding computers and making documents available online.
“It’s been a journey,” she said. “We’ve had an 8.5-percent overall budget cut and 2.5 frozen positions, but we have not let it slow us.”