Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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CONYERS -- Rockdale Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson, who is seeking reelection to a second term, has refuted a claim that there is a backlog of deed filings in the Clerk's Office.
A member of the audience at last month's political forum sponsored by the South Rockdale Civic Association asked about a backlog of deed filings in the Clerk's Office. Wilson was not at the forum but said in a statement issued Friday that there is no backlog in deed recording in the Clerk's Office.
Wilson stated that the Clerk's Office provides same-day recording as a general rule.
"Our real estate staff is regularly praised as one of the best in the state," according to Wilson. "Even the Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority, who sets and regulates indexing standards, sometimes calls upon us for insight and opinion. We have a combined 63 years experience in the Real Estate Division."
Wilson added that, as a candidate for election, she is "prepared to withstand the election year politics."
However, she defended her staff against the backlog claim.
"My staff members are some of the best employees in this county and deserve to be appreciated, not publicly trashed," Wilson said in her statement. "On behalf of the experienced, well-trained and dedicated employees in this office, I request that those responsible for this misinformation about them immediately issue a public apology to these employees. There is no justification for attacking innocent bystanders who have done nothing to deserve this and are simply doing their jobs very well every day."
Wilson, a Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Holly Bowie in the November General Election.