To the editor:
As a Johnson County voter, I am writing to endorse our recorder, Jill Jackson, who is running for re-election.
Readers may wonder why anyone would be interested in an election for an office that is usually considered pretty low key. I certainly didn’t know all the duties of the recorder other than that’s where you file a deed, so I did what I guess we should all do — I looked it up.
According to the county government guide, “The county recorder function is to maintain permanent public records involving a wide variety of instruments. These documents detail transactions involved in real estate, mining, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, personal bonds, etc.”