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La Salle County recorder seeks 2020 re-election bid

Miller said she's saved county money

Karen L. Miller
Karen L. Miller

Karen L. Miller is seeking another four years as La Salle County's recorder.

Running as a Republican, she is seeking re-election in the 2020 race.

She said the recorder’s office has gone through some organizational changes since December 2016 when she was first elected, defeating Democratic challenger Mary Beth Kuhn-Feltman.

"I have reduced the number of personnel in the office from eight to seven, and saved the county approximately $23,000 in payroll," Miller said in a press statement. "I have also reduced yearly operational expenses in the recorder’s office by approximately $19,000."

Miller had served as the office manager of Buchner & O’Toole Title Company in Ottawa.

She said her focus is on maintaining accurate and timely filing of documents pertaining to property ownership and real property within La Salle County. The office depends on keeping up to date on the most efficient and cost effective technology for public searching and retrieval of land documents, she said.

Since taking office Dec. 1, 2016 she has implemented the Honor Rewards Program for Veterans; a program where participating businesses offer a discount to veterans visiting the businesses.

The office has had changes with legislation, including the new "predictable fee" rate schedule, which required analysis of past fees and documents recorded, working with the County Board on state statute requirements, notification to the public, and working with staff to implement the new fees on the office's software program.

She is active in the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders’ Legislative Committee.

"I believe being on the legislative committee gives me the opportunity to be active in new and revised legislation that directly affects La Salle County and the recorder’s office," she said.

"I believe my past work experience in managing a title company has been a great asset and brought some valuable knowledge in assisting the citizens who call and/or visit the recorder's office."

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