Serving as Your Register of Deeds
The office of the Register of Deeds represents a cornerstone of our economy. In the 8 years that I have served as your Grafton County Register of Deeds, I have witnessed a very strong recovery of our real estate market. As I took office, the country and the county were still feeling the effects of the financial crisis. Foreclosure rates peaked at 170 per year down now to 50 per year. Simultaneously, the threat of further reduction in property values was almost inevitable when faced with the widespread destruction that would have been inflicted by Northern Pass. Many good and dedicated people of vision came together to help our county thrive.
I speak my mind, I am independent and not beholding to any industry, commission or party. I do not solicit political donations and have a long history of speaking out on campaign finance reform. I garner my base of support one phone call at a time, one frustrated property owner at a time. You can read more about me and my accomplishments at KelleyMonahan.com. You may question the reasons for my actions as an elected official, but please, never question my patriotism. I spent a great deal of time last year working on family genealogy and hope to soon be admitted to the Plymouth chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. My family has fought for our country since the beginning.
I testified to the NH House on the actions that sovereign citizens were taking by filing false liens on the property of unsuspecting citizens and public officials. My testimony helped convince the committee to draft law making our state the first in the nation where this action is considered a felony on the first offense.
I strove to achieve balance between access to the Official Public Record and privacy concerns in the age of the internet.
You do not hear a great deal about the office of Grafton County Register of Deeds, that is simply because it works…seamlessly. The dedication of my team is remarkable, they are committed to problem solving for the public good.
I seek innovation and creative ways of assisting our municipalities with the ability that only we possess. We are the sole source of this data, reports generated from our offices to NH DRA have allowed for the creation of the very successful equalization program which NH DRA uses to set tax rates. Aggregation of the data is most valuable, so much so, that the last 4 years have seen constant efforts in our legislature to erode our role and hand it over to privatization. It is my efforts on a national level and my consistent persuasive testimony in Concord that has inspired my peers to nominate me as the Vice President of the NH Register of Deeds Association for the coming biennium.
The founders of our great state placed such value on the ability to properly identify ownership and interest in real property that they embedded the office in the NH Constitution. I have been your gatekeeper for these very challenging 8 years and with your support, I will continue to keep watch and act to protect this basic function of government by keeping it locally controlled. No one can equal my dedication and passion for this office and I respectfully request the honor of your vote on November 6, 2018.