Consider Drew Reisinger’s good deeds

Drew Reisinger currently holds the office of register of deeds and is running for re-election in Buncombe County. He has created an office of accessibility and responsibility in his short time as the register of deeds. He should be given a strong vote of confidence by the community for what he has done so far, and the opportunity to carry out his vision for the future of this office.

In my view, Drew has done three seemingly simple things to quickly modernize the office: It now accepts credit and debit cards, handles marriage licenses online and has all services [available] in Spanish. These improvements seem to be comically outdated. However, it took a fresh face with good ideas to bring this office up to date.

Drew takes the responsibility of public service seriously. He recognized the importance of fiscal responsibility in these difficult economic times and acted fast. By reducing his own salary and reworking his budget, he saved over $200,000. Across all party lines, we can agree that we need politicians willing to be smart about the way money is spent in governmental office. What a model for the rest of our area, and, of course, the rest of the nation.

Please take a second to think about why this office matters to you. When thinking about our records and licenses, don’t we want an office with increased accessibility and fiscal responsibility? Drew has done just that. This is not about politics. This is about a passionate young man who cares deeply about our community. He needs to be given the opportunity to carry out the rest of his vision for the register of deeds office. Considering all these things, and considering his competition, I plan to vote for Drew with pride.

— Samuel Kirkpatrick
Asheville

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