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Burkhouse to run for Register, Recorder

Lisa Burkhouse has announced her candidacy for Warren County Register and Recorder, Clerk of Orphans’ Court.

“I have been a Warren County resident most of my life, currently living in the same house that my grandparents, Samuel and Mary Tutaro, purchased in the 1940s on the ‘West En’ of Warren,” she said. “I was raised on the West End by my parents Thomas and Jane Tutaro with my older brothers, Thomas Tutaro, Jr and Joseph Tutaro.

“I share a home with my humorous teenage son, Randy Burkhouse, and my equally humorous mother, Jane Schmader Tutaro. We enjoy spending time together, attempting family game nights, and watching birds at our backyard feeders.”

Burkhouse’s professional background includes almost 30 years of public service positions, office administration and management, as well as most recently working at the Warren County Courthouse for the past three years, first as deputy recorder of deeds in 2018 and then as Warren County Assessment Office manager from 2019 to current.

“We enjoy a strong camaraderie in our office and work very hard to help the community accomplish their tasks when visiting or calling our office,” she said. “Customers are greeted with a smile and a helpful attitude and appreciate our level of service very much. We have had to be extremely flexible during the past year in order to assist our customers even when the Courthouse was closed to the public. We rose to the occasion by providing an exceptional level of service all while maintaining a high level of organization within our office.

Burkhouse is also a licensed realtor and work for JC Warren Real Estate. “I have found much inspiration in working within and for the Warren County community over the decades including Warren County Children and Youth, Warren County Development Association, and various volunteer positions such as Camp TalkA-Lot and tutoring local youth,” she said.

“My motto is: Service Above Anything Else. As Register and Recorder for Warren County, I will take my almost 30 years of administrative and office management experience, 30 years of service-oriented work, six years of real estate experience, and three years of Warren County Courthouse experience and put this together to introduce a NEW level of service in the Register and Recorder’s office that the community needs and deserves.

“That service will include greater ease for residents and visitors in obtaining information they need in a friendly and expeditious manner. The public records kept within the Recorder’s office must be maintained in a highly organized manner, but also be accessible to the residents and professionals who seek them. As times change, public officials have to become more flexible in order to accommodate public requests; doing things ‘the way we’ve always done it’ doesn’t work in a faster moving society.

“I will coordinate with other departments to discuss ways that we can work together to better connect our departments to assist abstractors, attorneys, surveyors, real estate professionals and department heads in obtaining the records they need as conveniently as possible.

“Every visitor to the Register and Recorder’s office will be met with a professional, friendly and helpful attitude. My plan is unique from the other candidates as it includes equal parts positive attitude, administrative and management experience, progressive planning, and strong commitment to community service. It would be a true privilege and honor of a lifetime to serve as your Register and Recorder and Clerk of Orphans’ Court.”

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