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Floyd County

November 1, 2012

Incumbents look to hold seats in Floyd treasurer, recorder and coroner races

Six candidates vying for three positions on Tuesday

FLOYD COUNTY — There’s more to decide on Tuesday than Floyd County Commissioners and Council members.

The Floyd County Recorder, Treasurer and Coroner positions are also up for election, as three incumbents are attempting to retain their seats against three challengers.

The recorder’s race features incumbent Republican Lois Endris against Democratic challenger Maury Goldberg.

Republican incumbent Linda Berger will try to keep her seat in the treasurer’s race against Democratic hopeful Carolyn Evans.

The coroner’s contest features incumbent Democrat Leslie Knable versus Republican challenger Thomas Sonne.

Comments used in this story for the candidates were taken from their election questionnaires submitted to the News and Tribune.

Floyd County Recorder

Endris, age 51, has served as recorder since 2009, and was deputy recorder in Floyd County from 2001 to 2005.

She said she’s equipped with the knowledge and ability to run the office efficiently.

“My knowledge of the real estate industry and background employment has equipped me with the ability to understand and better serve in the capacity of recorder in respect to the needs and information provided from the office,” Endris said.

Goldberg, age 64, is a former New Albany City Councilman who touts his leadership and budgetary skills as reasons why he would make a good recorder.

He said serving the public is critical in the role.

“The single most important issue is the ability to provide good customer service so that the public will feel like this is their government — that they do matter,” Goldberg said.

He vowed to be accessible to the public and added he understands the importance of preserving records for future generations.

Endris said she has implemented procedures to maintain records in a cost effective manner during her first term as recorder.

She said that providing accurate and timely recordings is the basis of land transfers and mortgage financing in Floyd County.

“I know how vital it is to keep everyone’s deeds and other related recordings permanently and safely stored and backed up,” she said.

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