wasn’t sure what job he wanted next, but he was tired of law enforcement. After the head of the Missouri Water Patrol revealed his intention to resign in a letter to Governor-elect Bob Holden, Whitten was offered the chance to replace the retiring Camden County Clerk. He says its a chance to help people and to “return home.” Whitten began public office as the Sheriff in Camden County. He also served as a state representative in the area, before taking over the Water Patrol in 1993. He’ll be sworn in as clerk on Thursday.