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.
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
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.