McPhillips runs for Will County Recorder of Deeds
With two decades of real estate and government experience, contender for Will County Recorder of Deeds and active Plainfield resident Laurie McPhillips brings a practical approach as well as organizational expertise to her campaign.
“I have the background and experience to manage the Recorder's office like a business and ensure the accuracy and reliability of your public information,” she said.
With the advantage of holding office previously (2004-08) and having implemented upgrades in technology and customer service, McPhillips said she is “not done yet!” and wants to further improve accuracy. She advocates for cross-training staff to better serve the public and using a “green” approach to paperwork, relying on electronic communication whenever possible.
Outlining key issues, she prioritized her desire to end no-bid contracts, increase transparency, protect confidential information in recorded documents and enhance public service to constituents. McPhillips emphasized her belief in transparency by pledging to uphold the county’s purchasing ordinance, solicit public bids and select lowest dependable bidders.
“The current Recorder chose not to follow the Will County Purchasing Ordinance and after two-plus years and hundreds of thousands of dollars, the system is not operational,” she said. “I wholeheartedly support transparency in government and protecting taxpayer dollars.”
Additionally, McPhillips voiced disagreement with the person currently holding the position of Will County Recorder in the area of travel expenses, stating that nationwide travel at the taxpayers’ expense is unnecessary. She also hopes to open a satellite office in the county’s eastern area to save citizens time and fuel.