The recorder is the record preserver of the county, handling items such as deeds, mortgages, military discharges, subdivisions, easements and federal tax liens.
"You need someone with a working knowledge of the office so you are helped with professionalism and accuracy," Summit said.
She served as the first deputy recorder for eight years before being elected recorder. She brings 10 years of experience as a title insurance searcher. She is also familiar with the functions of the auditor, assessor, treasurer and clerks offices.
Summitt has a proven record of efficiency and seeking and then implementing ways to better serve the public. She has launched a property fraud program, which notifies an individual if a document is filed in her office. She has made paying and faxing copies easier by installing a credit card program.
In addition, she will soon be launching a Laredo and Tapestry program, which will put the recorder's documents online for the public. If elected for another four years, there are more improvements she will be able to make to serve the community.
She assures the public she will continue to stay on top of all state mandates that require changes in the office. Summitt strongly believes in going the extra mile to serve the office. If her department does not have the answer to a question, they will have the knowledge to know where to get it.
Summitt is a lifelong resident of Putnam County and resides in Washington Township with her husband Mike. They are the parents of Stephanie Campbell and Randy Summitt and have five grandchildren, all of whom reside in the Putnam County area.
"I ask for your continued support and vote for me as your recorder in the May primary," she said.