The last time I talked to McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters she was undecided as to whether to run for re-election.
Today’s mail brought her Republican primary petition, so it’s obvious she has made up her mind.
Walters has been Recorder of Deeds since 1984.
Why is she running for re-election?
“I want to be sure we get this back file conversion completed.
“We’ll have all of the documents that are microfilmed put on CD’s and then we scan them for the image and index the number–tie the image to the number–so we’re at about 1870 now. Before that they are hand written, so they are hard to read.”
She pointed out that they are written on both sides.
“We’re redacting all Social Security numbers off the documents. We did that before the state passed the law.
“We’re continuing to put programs together to protect the people.”