Daviess County First Deputy Recorder Rosetta Newton has filed to be a candidate for recorder in the May Republican primary. Newton is seeking to replace Jamie Chapman, who is term limited and cannot seek another term as recorder.
Newton has served as first deputy in the recorder’s office for the past 14 years under two different recorder’s. Newton has been working on continuing to modernize the office, indexing records and editing scans of old records to be uploaded onto the system, making it more searchable for the public. Newton has helped initiate the Disaster Recovery Service and Doxpop online access.
In addition, Newton has been training in other aspects of the office, such as payroll and accounts payable, and has assisted with composing the offices yearly budgets. Newton has also managed the retention schedule on public records in the recorder’s office.
“I have attended the Indiana Recorder’s Association conference the past 14 years to further my knowledge and skills,” said Newton. “I feel this is a valuable asset, and qualifies me to be the next recorder.”
A native of Daviess County, Newton lives in Washington Township with her husband Phillip Newton. Newton is a 1981 graduate of Barr-Reeve High School, and has worked in the public since 1982. The Newtons have two adult daughters and one son in law, and they also have six grandchildren.
Newton is a member of Bethany Christian Church, and has served the church in many different areas. Newton is a lifelong Republican, and is also a member of the Daviess County Republican Women.