Recorder Jon C. Miller has announced that he will run as a Republican
candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Courts.
“I have enjoyed
serving the public within our county government system and hope to continue
that service,” Miller said in a statement released on Thursday.
Miller has 35 years
of public service experience in Porter County, most recently as the two-term
County Recorder. He has also served with the Porter County Sheriff’s
Department and the Porter County Communications 911 Department as computer
While serving as
Recorder, Miller said, he has implemented several advancements within the
* Upgrading the
recording software to meet 21st century needs.
* eRecording, which
allows for electronic, paperless recording.
* An office website
and Facebook page, allowing for easier access to recording services.
* Swift, a process
that returns recorded documents electronically, eliminating the need to mail
* A Veteran’s Honor
Rewards community-based discount card program.
* Serving as a
“public watchdog” against property fraud and document scams.
“Miller was elected
to the executive board of the Indiana Recorders Association, serving two
years as secretary and last year as president,” the statement said. “While
president, he helped guide the legislative passage of Senate Bill 505, which
eliminated the confusing recording fee structure by creating predictable
recording fees, while also setting legal standards for electronic recording
in Indiana. In 2017, Miller was honored with the Outstanding Service award
from the Indiana Recorders Association, along with being presented the
Recorder of the Year award from the Association of Indiana Counties.”
“I consider it a
blessing to have served in Porter County these many years,” Miller said. “It
has been an experience that I find gratifying. I believe in using technology
and good old fashioned quality service to enhance all facets of what the
county clerk can offer. I embrace the opportunity to serve all who interact
with this office.”
Miller, 60, has
been married to his wife Joyce for 25 years. They have two children, Brian