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Stringer to seek re-election

Incumbent runs on 20 years of ‘proven experience’

LEWISTOWN — Barbara A. Stringer, Mifflin County Register, Recorder & Clerk of the Orphans’ Court’s has announced she is seeking re-election.

Stringer says her “dedication and proven experience is represented each day with the stability and accuracy present in her three offices.”

She has more than 20 years of experience as the Mifflin County Register, Recorder and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court. Prior to working at the Mifflin County Courthouse, she had worked at Kish Bank’s main office in Belleville, as head teller.

Stringer’s office has underwent numerous excellent audits by the Mifflin County Elected Auditors, PA Auditor General’s office and single auditors who assess the safeguarding of the records in the three offices she oversees.

Stringer says she has worked hard preserving and protecting Mifflin County’s land records as the Recorder of Deeds which includes collecting Pa. realty transfer taxes, state and local taxes. She has been preserving Mifflin County’s historical estates dating back to 1789 as register of wills which includes the collection of the Pa. inheritance taxes. In addition, she is responsible for protecting marriage licenses, adoptions and guardianships in the Guardianship Tracking System as the Orphans’ Court Clerk.

Stringer says she strives to support and assist her constituents by helping people with their requested needs. She is currently having all existing marriage licenses, back to 1949, electronically recorded which will allow for the ability of swift retrieval through the Infocon/Harris Corporation computerized system. This system in the register and recorder’s office allows for local citizens or anyone who has applied for a marriage license in the Mifflin County office to fulfil their needed certification print requests. These certified marriage licenses can aid in obtaining a Real ID thus expediting this process completed by the state.

Stringer has also implemented the High Tech Copy Button System, which makes document copying a streamlined process for the Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court office. The fees for this system are paid upfront to the Mifflin County budget, no billing necessary, and in turn she collects thousands of dollars each year in copies that goes towards the overall Mifflin County budget.

Stringer is implementing e-recording which has been approved by the Mifflin County Commissioners and will enhance the Recorder of Deeds’ options to record land records electronically and remotely with no cost to the county by using Simplifile and CSC. Stringer’s office provides remote access for anyone to view/print recordings to include notaries, Sat PC, mortgages, deeds, subdivision plans etc. through the Infocon computerized system which can be accessed from anywhere over the internet.

Stringer’s three offices have been open throughout the pandemic. Stringer says she is “dedicated as the Register, Recorder and Clerk of Orphans’ Court, working long hours each day as your elected official.”

The recorder of deeds records veteran discharges and secures the confidentiality of these documents to include their Certificate of Release or Discharge, DD214s.

Stringer’s roles have been numerous to include being a member of the Mifflin County Republican Committee, Pa. Recorder of Deeds Association, Pa. Register of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association and a Brown Township committee person. In addition, she has served as Mifflin County President of the Republican Women, President and Chaplain of Recorder of the Deeds Association and the President of the Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphan’s Court Association. When the Mifflin County Republican Committee Conferees traveled to Williamsport on a Saturday to choose from the list of delegates, for the 12th Congressional District, Stringer was among them.

Stringer has been a lifelong resident of Mifflin County residing with her husband James, in Brown Township, Reedsville. She and her husband James, who is an Air Force veteran, have two sons Eric and David, who currently serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force and seven grandchildren. The Stringers are members of the Lewistown Assembly of God Church and the Mifflin County Historical Society.

The primary election is May 18.

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