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WHAT THIS OFFICE DOES

In addition to the election duties, this office handles indexing and retention of all records since the County began in 1837. These records include birth, death, and marriage records, licensing, the capture of all tax rate levies, county board minutes, payroll for all Stephenson County employees, all sold taxes, deeds, mortgages, the release of mortgage, and all plats and surveys. Each must be kept indexed and legible for eternity for public inspection. This office is the complete circle of County responsibilities. 

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Our County, and potentially the office holder, risks getting sued with the wrong person in the County Clerk and Recorder position.

This position serves the community and maintains its critical data but, contrary to rumors, does not create policies or laws.

WHY CHANDRA?

With Experience and Familiarity with the office and work , that Chandra has, tax payers save time and tax dollars.

Chandra Morris is currently serving in the Stephenson County Clerk & Recorder’s office as Chief Deputy Recorder and understands the seriousness of the work and how small details can impact community members.

She has 14 years of experience working in County Clerk's office and the County Treasurer's office.

Any change risks disruption in services to community and a steep learning curve for someone new. Electing her will allow a smooth transition into the future.

For long, Chandra has also reached into the community to volunteer her time with her church, Mt Calvary Church of Good in Christ, and is an NAACP member.

She was recently elected to serve on the Freeport Area Church Cooperative Board of Directors.

 

Chandra is longtime resident who understands the issues and needs of our community well. With her family, she is rooted to the  Stephenson County and invested in long term wellbeing of the community. Her father Johnny Morris, Jr. worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Company for 40 years as a member of the United Steelworkers.


Chandra has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information System and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Human Resources).

TOP PRIORITIES

Election Integrity

Currently, there are zero election integrity issues in Stephenson county that have been brought up reliably and proven, contrary to any rumors. Chandra's priority will be to keep our election process clean and credible for everyone. Any official complaint would be investigated with a high priority.

Tax Dollar Savings

With knowledge and familiarity of existing processes, comes insight into where tax dollars can be saved and processes improved upon. This insight also helps improve services given to our county residents and tax payers. Open Feedback from community members is a big part of that process. She will continue to work with County leadership to make service improvements and optimize tax funded programs that help keep costs down for our community. Experience helps achieve all of this.

Efficiency and Modernization

Chandra's 14 years of work experience within the county offices and background in information technology makes her deeply aware of improvement scope and how technology can help. She will continue to work towards improving processes, without disrupting services rendered to our county - since county citizens and tax payers are the highest priority.

Accountability and Collaboration

Keeping records accurate and easily accessible is a big part of this office's duties. This office handles indexing and retention of all records since the County began in 1837. Records must be kept indexed and legible for eternity for public inspection. This office needs educated and experienced person to run smoothly. Chandra's education, life and work experiences have helped her know importance of details and how each small things can impact lives of our county residents. Our County, and potentially the office holder, risks getting sued with the wrong person in the County Clerk and Recorder position. Working with county officials on regular basis, keeping our community's interests in focus is and will be a high priority.