Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Marion County, Indiana, County Recorder — Faith James Kimbrough (D) and Barcia Alejos (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
According to the Marion County website, the county recorder “maintains permanent public records of property transactions between owners and makes those documents available to the public. Records include deeds, liens, mortgages, easements, certified survey maps, and more.”
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“As it relates to public policy I am most passionate about gentrification. Gentrification is a highly contested issue. Currently, Gentrification has the power to displace low-income families and prevent those families from moving into previously affordable neighborhoods. As the next Marion County Recorder, I want to make sure all deeds that have been digitized are indexed so residents can easily find their land documents. I want low-income families to have access to their deeds before they are displaced.”
“As a constitutionally mandated office, the Marion County Recorder is charged with ensuring property rights of the citizens are protected. Our country’s founding fathers understood the importance of private property as a foundational principle in The Constitution, not only to cultivate a society of prosperity but of freedom itself. Therefore by way of common law and state law, the implementation and execution that these fundamental rights be clear and readily available for all citizens is entrusted to the office of County Recorder.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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