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County Recorder Jon Miller announces re-election bid

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Officially filing his candidacy on Jan. 8, Republican Jon C. Miller is running for re-election as Porter County Recorder in the 2014 elections.

Miller in a statement Tuesday said that it is has been an honor for him to serve the public as County Recorder for the past three years and has met some goals he set in 2011 when first elected.

Miller said he believes in providing positive public service by maintaining an efficient teamwork environment for the staff. He plans to continue providing services and information to the taxpayers.

One promise Miller said he hopes to fulfill is to not increase office expenses and continue to be one of the most self-sufficient offices in county government.

Since taking office, Miller said, his office has created a centralized public access searching area within the office, upgraded the computer system and increased productivity, implemented eRecording technology that provides the option to electronically record documents, created a County Recorder website and social media presence, created a free direct search via the Internet, and promoted property fraud alert and notices of deed solicitation letter scams.

Millers says future projects include an aggressive plan to digitize hundreds of recording books currently only archived on microfilm, strengthening the perpetuity of those records.

The system of accurately documenting and preserving property transactions is essential for our society to function, Miller said. We must be able to prove legal ownership of property for the protection of our citizens. This is a responsibility that our office does not take lightly.

 

 

Posted 2/5/2014