Kathy Schwaller, the Democratic candidate for Carroll County Recorder, says voters should count on experience rather than political party when casting their ballots next Tuesday. According to her, the recorder’s office is one of only a few elected positions where a candidate’s viewpoints on issues are less important than their ability to do the job. She says every recorder in the state, Republican or Democrat, does almost the exact same thing.
To her, the most important part of the job for an elected county official is customer service. Schwaller says after working in the office for more than a decade, she knows she was meant for this work.
Whether it is birth certificates, death certificates or title transfers, she says her experience in banking, bookkeeping and in the office makes her the most qualified for the job. Schwaller was appointed by the Board of Supervisors as Carroll County Recorder on Feb. 1, following the retirement of Marilyn Dopheide. She is running against Republican, Ashten Wittrock, who works in the Carroll County Auditor’s Office as the Real Estate Deputy.