Lifelong Will County, Illinois resident Kristin Cross has thrown her hat into the ring in the upcoming election for Will County recorder of deeds.
"For years, I have watched my county be less than it was capable of being," Cross said. "In my youth, I watched as the Reagan era provided growth and opportunities to my friends and family. As my daughter went to school, I re-entered the workforce and worked in real estate-focused positions across a variety of industries to include my selection to work for the Will County Supervisor of Assessments in 2001, followed by my selection to work in the Recorder of Deeds office until 2014."
Cross describes herself as "a fiscal conservative that will streamline the processes of the recorder’s office in coordination with all other departments" of Will County.
"I am not your typical politician," she said. "I believe that dedicated citizens are the only way to serve each other and our community."
Cross said she found Recorder of Deeds Laurie McPhillips' leadership efficient and effective, and that she seeks to continue the "complete transparency and integrity" McPhillips brought to the office.
"I know that is not the case in many Will County executive offices today, and I had to step forward to change that," Cross said. "My experience working in the real estate industry, from banks to being a realtor to working in the Will County Assessor and Recorder offices, gives me the experience and knowledge to serve the people and businesses effectively, efficiently, and with integrity."