To the Editor,
I have followed with interest the campaign for Surry County Register of Deeds. It seems that the Republican candidate has no other reason to be running other than the fact that he is a Republican and feels he should be Register.
He has not been critical of the performance currently being provided by the register of deeds or of the services presently provided by the office. Neither does he speak of any change he would make. He just thinks it is time for a Republican to be Register.
On the other hand, Carolyn Comer, the current register has eight years experience as Register of Deeds and many more years experience in the office. Carolyn is recognized for doing an outstanding job as Register of Deeds. The office, one of the finest in the state, is rendering quality service to the citizens of Surry County. Not only is Carolyn experienced and has proven herself as Register, Carolyn is a fiscal conservative and a person of outstanding character.
Having served as the former Register of Deeds for twenty-eight years, I know the importance of the office of Register of Deeds to the people of Surry County and to the county itself. The records maintained by the office are the most important records of the people, the land they own, and the financial records of their land. The records are all important legal records and must be maintained and accessible, in accordance to the complex laws affecting the office. Carolyn Comer, whom I know very well, is extremely qualified and knowledgeable. She is doing an outstanding job in serving the people of Surry County and should be re-elected to continue to do so.
The only thing the Republican candidate objects to is that Carolyn is not a Republican. Of all elected offices, the office of Register of Deeds is the one where political partisanship is the least important consideration, as it makes no laws and establishes no policy. It is an administrative office that should provide quality service. It is an elective office simply because from 1868 on, the Constitution and laws of the state have made it so. The importance of the records to the people of the county require the people to have a say in who the Register is.
I highly endorse and recommend Carolyn Comer for the office of Register of Deeds and urge all citizens, Democrats and Republicans, to re-elect this Register who has and will continue to serve us so well.
Dennis W. “Bud” Cameron