NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy Becker, who has held the office for the past 12 years, has announced she will seek re-election to a fourth term.
“Under my direction, the (Office Recorder of Deeds) has been nationally recognized for its ever increased efficiencies, state of the art,” Becker said in a prepared statement.
Becker was first elected to the row office in 2003.
Becker has also been in the news for filing a lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registry System, which allowed residents to circumvent paying county fees when buying a house. Pennsylvania statute, according to her press release, says that all mortgages must be recorded in with the county.
Previously, Becker explained that many residents find their homes in foreclosure because they are not aware their mortgages have been sold and they end up making payments to the wrong company.
“Not contributing to hundreds of homeowners facing foreclosure; because the chain of title for the mortgage was not recorded and maintained. This also created significant revenue shortfalls in counties across the Commonwealth. If successful, it will bring in more than $15 million into the County,” she wrote in the press release.
Becker has also implemented a system in the county to encourage veterans to register with the county. If veterans register with the county, they receive a veteran’s card and can get discounts at Montgomery County businesses. Registration is free.
“I work full time as the Recorder of Deeds; because I believe that the taxpayers deserve elected public officials dedicated to the job for which they are elected,” she wrote in the press release.
Becker and her husband of 48 years, Mike, have lived in Towamencin for the past 40 years.