Register of deeds candidates respond to questions
Leavenworth County Register of Deeds Stacy Driscoll is facing a challenger, TerriLois Mashburn, in this year’s election.
Early voting has started. Election Day is Nov. 3.
The Leavenworth Times asked each candidate the same questions. Here are their responses.
Political party: Democratic
Occupation: Leavenworth County register of deeds
Political experience: 20 years serving as the register of deeds
Political party: Republican
Occupation: Insurance sales
Political experience: Kansas state representative, legislative aide for Kansas state representative, precinct committeewoman
Why are you running for register of deeds?
Driscoll: To continue my service and dedication to the citizens of Leavenworth County. My staff and I are committed to providing excellent customer service while safeguarding and preserving citizens’ vital documents. I love my job.
Mashburn: A citizen’s duty is to expose abuse in public office. After 20 unchallenged years, the current officeholder has lost her way seeking personal gain over taxpayers’ interests. I am the solution.
What are the most important issues facing the Leavenworth County Register of Deeds Office?
Driscoll: Providing additional online services that are cost effective to the public. Being fiscally responsible while trying to modernize technology in order to enhance customer service without impacting taxpayers.
Mashburn: To regain taxpayers’ trust and protect citizens from favoritism, nepotism, secret transactions, hidden agendas and unwarranted surveillance to create an office of integrity and promote a respectful working environment.
Why are you the best candidate for the position?
Driscoll: Stability, knowledge and lifelong resident of Leavenworth County. Citizens deserve someone who knows the business and is dedicated to the community. I have 15 years in the land title industry and 20 years as the register of deeds, possessing the knowledge and experience that are necessary for my position.
Mashburn: With extensive administrative experience, I am committed to selfless public service and servant leadership that restores the respect of taxpayers, coworkers and other departments along with restoring fiscal responsibility.