Shearman to run for Oxford County East Register of Deeds

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NORWAY — Pat Shearman of Norway has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the June primary for Oxford County East register of deeds.

“I welcome the opportunity to serve as a full-time register,” said Shearman in her statement. “I have a deep interest in the history of Oxford County and the meaningful work done by the team at the Registry of Deeds. With the retirement of Jane Rich, I would like to continue to work with the County Commissioners to provide reliable public access to the vital records of property transfers.”

Shearman, a native of Waterville, went on to say, “I also look forward to a discussion of the plan under consideration to combine Oxford County West and East registers and what that will mean to the folks who depend upon the Registry personnel and location. A Charter Commission would give all parties a chance to look at the process of county government.”

Shearman is a former small business owner and has experience in management and financial oversight of publicly funded programs and was instrumental in bringing public access television to Norway-South Paris. She has taught adult education, video production, at Telstar and for Women Unlimited in Rumford, as well as producing informational videos for county-wide non-profits. Active in area historical societies, she is currently chair of the task force working to restore the historic Gingerbread House in Norway. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and an master’s in American and New England studies from the University of Southern Maine.

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Her ancestor, Job Prince, filed the first deed, in her family, for property in Oxford County in 1788.

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