Barry County Recorder of Deeds questionnaire: Reese Hilburn
Political Party: Republican
Current Occupation: Wastewaster Specialist, Efco
Past Experience: Retail Management
Education: High School Graduate
1. Why do you want to be Recorder of Deeds?
I have a strong desire to serve my community. I think that my strengths would be best suited for the office of Recorder of Deeds.
2. What makes you more qualified for office than your opponents?
My time in retail management has taught me to be extremely accurate with data entry, organization, and attention to detail. My current position requires strong problem solving and even more attention to detail. These experiences have made me, I feel, to be a great candidate for Recorder of Deeds.
3. What is the biggest challenge you will face in the Recorderís Office? How do you plan to tackle that challenge?
I think the office could be more people centered. There are people who cannot make appointments due to their work schedule or other issues. I plan to streamline the office to assist our citizens to meet their needs as best as we can. If elected, I will be a public servant, and plan to do just that, serve the public.
4. What specific goals do you plan to accomplish in your first term?
I do not know all of the policies in the Recorderís office, so my first term would be spent learning the policies and changing the ones that I find to be a burden to our citizens and make it difficult for them to meet their needs.
5. What will be your policy for marriage license applications? Will you require an appointment or will walk-ins be allowed?
I think we need to remember that people have jobs and sometimes this policy makes acquiring a marriage license difficult for some people. I would happily allow walk-ins for acquiring marriage licenses.