Deputy Claire Steen was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She then graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Political Science and now resides in Surry with her husband, Thomas, and a houseful of critters. After making her home in Surry County in 2010, Claire quickly fell in love with the area and the people. She has always been intrigued by the electoral process and thoroughly enjoys helping ensure the citizens of Surry County are able to vote. During her free time she loves to stitch up exciting things on her sewing machine and watch lots of different sporting events.