To the Editor:
I am writing in support of Tim Shelton, our Anderson County Register of Deeds, who is seeking re-election.
Tim has a total of 22 years experience in the Register of Deeds office and has served as our register for the past 12 years. He has consistently run his office with professionalism and integrity, and he has extensive knowledge of the state laws that govern the records and services that his office maintains and provides.
During Tim’s 12-year tenure as register, his office has been recognized twice as the best Register of Deeds office in the state. Each of his staff members are certified public administrators and provide friendly and exceptional customer service
Also, since 2002, Tim’s office has receipted in over $20 million and has accounted for every penny. His office has not received a single negative audit finding since Tim was elected.
If his office were mishandling money and operating at a deficit, as his opponent would lead us to believe, that would definitely have been reflected in annual audits.
The fact is that Tim Shelton has been an excellent register and has managed his office effectively and efficiently while providing exemplary service to the residents of Anderson County.
Under Tim’s leadership, the Anderson County Register of Deeds’ office has implemented free access to deed records over the Internet, and the office has been accessible to the public 24 hours per day, seven days per week for over 10 years. That translates to over 600,000 hours of public access.
Also, Tim worked with other registers across Tennessee to get legislation implemented that strengthens the confidentiality of veterans’ military records maintained in the Register of Deeds’ office. As a resident of Anderson County, I am proud that Tim Shelton is my Register of Deeds.
The Register of Deeds Office handles a significant amount of records that affect the daily lives of our citizens. There are numerous state laws governing how those records are maintained and accessed. This office is not a place for on-the-job training. Tim Shelton has 22 years of experience in the Register of Deeds office. His opponent has no knowledge of the laws that govern the Register’s office. This is evident in several of the statements he has made about how money is collected and how he thinks the office should be run.
Tim Shelton has served as our Register of Deeds for the past 12 years with dedication and distinction. He is a man of integrity who runs his office with the utmost professionalism, and he has the knowledge and experience needed to serve the public in a way we can all be proud of.
I will be voting to keep experience working for us by re-electing Tim Shelton as our Register of Deeds, and I urge all voters who care about quality leadership in Anderson County to do the same.