I served as the Webster County Recorder of Deeds from 2003 to 2010. During that time, I updated the computer network and the recording software in the office. As a member of the Recorders Association of Missouri I served on multiple committees: Legislative, Planning, Audit, and Technology. I was Chairperson for Audit and Technology. I also served on the Missouri Association of Counties Board of Directors for 6 years. I have done this job and done it well. Since then I have worked for iCounty Technologies selling and training Recorders offices on the best software available. I wish to bring everything i have learned in the last twelve years back home to Webster County.
I am the candidate that has the experience to lead Webster County. I have been in every courthouse in the state of Missouri and many in Kansas and Arkansas. Last Thursday I was in Pope County Arkansas in Russellville doing a demo on iCounty software. This week I hosted a meeting in Columbia MO that had over 50 Recorder of Deeds from across Missouri in attendance. I am an expert in the field of Recording.
During my first term, Webster County was the 4th county in Missouri to accept an eRecorded document. DD Hamilton made history as the first title company to eRecord in Webster County in 2006. Today 100 Missouri counties accept eRecorded documents. I have helped over 100 counties start eRecording! I have conducted eRecording meetings all over the State of Missouri and signed up hundreds of banks, law offices, title companies, and utility companies to eRecord.
County offices used to be audited every two years by the State Auditor’s office. My office was flawlessly audited by the State of Missouri 4 times. My office was always under budget!
I have run the office and done this job. I have projected and budgeted for the office. I hired the current Chief Deputy Sarah Bodine in 2003. The transition of the office will be as seamless as it was when I turned it over to Gary Don Letterman, who is retiring.
The marriage license records need to be micro-filmed and digitized.
Index books need to be digitized and pulled into the software.
We need to make public records available online.
Work needs to be done on state and federal levels to recognize electronic certified copies.
The Recorders office needs to continue to backfile documents-a process I started during my last term.
An effort needs to be made to educate the public on a free notification system that notifies a landowner when something is recorded in their name.
These are projects that I can do without being a financial burden to the county.
Andrew County Recorder of Deeds Office
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