Hargrove brings to the role almost a decade of experience as a practicing attorney and another decade spent in executive roles at A.W. Hargrove Insurance Agency.
As clerk of court, the Hanover County native oversees court administration, probate, land records, collection of fines, court costs and taxes and miscellaneous tasks such as issuing marriage licenses and concealed handgun permits.
Hargrove has been deeply committed to digitizing Hanover County’s records and modernizing business practices to keep up with the pace of changing technologies. In 2002, Hanover County implemented a state-of-the-art digital scanning system, which made millions of pages of records going back to
1865 accessible to the public. Hargrove also led the rollout of an electronic criminal and civil case file system. His priority is for the clerk’s office to support the Circuit Court’s judges and offer exceptional customer service to the public.
As a past-president of the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association and a member of the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association Education Committee, Hargrove has continued to push for innovation solutions in the courts, both in Hanover County and across the Commonwealth.
Hargrove was a founding member of the board of managers of the Patrick Henry Family YMCA, and served on the board of directors of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross for many years.
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law, Hargrove lives in Ashland with his wife. Together they have three grown children.