WHAT HAVE I DONE FOR YOU? I have been a careful steward of your taxpayer dollars.
I voted AGAINST a pay increase for all officeholders.
I return a good portion of my annual budget to the general fund every year.
During my time as Recorder, the balance in the Recorder's Preservation fund has increased by approximately $356,207 and only those expenses absolutely necessary for the office are paid for from that fund.
I opened a satellite Recorder's office at the Clay County Annex to make it more convenient for those living on the west side of the county to utilize the services we offer. This was done without adding any extra expense to the annual budget of the Recorder. The Recorder's Annex location has served approximately 4769 people to date making it more convenient for them by eliminating their need to drive to Liberty to the main office.
I brought the office into the 21st century by setting up a system that allows the office to accept credit cards.
I secured a bid that allowed for the digital imaging of all undigitized documents so that now documents back to 1822 are in electronic format.
We are working diligently to index the newly digitized documents so that eventually all documents recorded in our office since 1822 will be available online.