PDT Staff Writer
For the past 75 years, Scioto County has had two Recorders, Harold Hanes and current recorder Irene Ashley. On Tuesday, voters of Scioto County elected Democrat Gail Alley as its third Recorder.
Alley defeated longtime Republican Bill Warnock. Alley received 16,492 votes or 57.95 percent. Warnock received 11, 968 votes or 42.05 percent.
Alley was quick to thank the voters of Scioto County.
“I appreciate your support and allowing me to start this journey of becoming your next recorder,” Alley said.
She said the next steps include getting all of the necessary paperwork together to be sworn-in in January.
“Irene (Ashley) still has two months left on her term. She’s going to stick around and help me learn the ropes before she leaves,” Alley said.
Alley currently serves as a deputy recorder and started in the office in 1991.
“”I’’ve done pretty much everything in the office from running copies to stamping papers to helping Irene with the budget,”” Alley said. ““I’’ve also had experience in ordering necessary supplies and talking to salesmen about our computers and copiers.”
When it comes to future plans, Alley said, “My future plans include getting records online. In Ohio, there are only 27 counties of the 88 counties do not have online records. A lot of people have asked me about that,”” Alley said. ““A lot of it (getting records online) has to do with finical difficulties, there have been a lot of requests for that.””
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