As we head toward the 2012 election, I would like to say a few words about a wonderful candidate running for register of deeds. This is a very important, but often forgotten, position. The register of deeds is charged with making sure deeds and mortgages and vital records (births, deaths and marriages) are properly indexed and recorded in Buncombe County. Needless to say, the office requires accuracy and accessibility in every area of its charge.
Pat Cothran is the ideal candidate to serve as our register of deeds. I have known Pat professionally for close to 30 years and, as a paralegal, I found her to be both accessible and accurate in answering any question that I have had concerning title issues. Owning a title insurance business of her own that involves working with the register of deeds office on an almost daily basis enables Pat to seamlessly move into the position and keep the office up to date in all its areas of responsibility.
I urge you to vote for Pat Cothran. Buncombe County would be very fortunate to have Pat as our register of deeds.
— Anne Simmons