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Monroe County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds

4 year term.

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  • Josephine Ferro
    (Rep)

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    Anita Peterson
    (Dem)

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Campaign Phone (570) 350-3961
Campaign email jferrorr@gmail.com
Education Brooklyn College, 1976, B.A.
Current Occupation Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds Monroe County
Qualifications for Office Was Chief Deputy of Register of Wills Office for seven years before being elected to the position of Register & Recorder in 2016.
Just a FEW improvements made: Development of accounting system to ensure the collection of correct fees. Reviewed all system processes changing daily management systems to effect a one day turn around for all documents. Reviewed accounting and scanning processes ensuring all financial data is accurately input into system with little chance of error. Continue this review periodically as part of Best Management Practices. Implemented schedule of trainings for staff in computer programs and public service
Campaign Phone (570) 350-3473
Campaign email Campaign Peterson 1 @gmail.com
Education Graduate of the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta GA
Current Occupation Real Estate Paralegal for Newman Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri
Qualifications for Office 45 years of experience in title insurance and title searching, along with my legal and paralegal experience
Yes, I plan on moving back the documents and maps that were taken out of the office in the last 3 years, that are crucial to the use of the office. The office needs to be more customer friendly, and the Register and Recorder needs to be present in the office on a daily basis. I will obtain input from the professionals that use the office everyday, and try to improve the workings of the 2 offices. I plan to put into effect efforts to prevent fraud, and examine e-recordings for security. In this day and age, the office should be able to accept debit cards as payment for recordings, instead of making customers purchase money orders.