Cherri Crockett

Name: Cherri Crockett

Party: Republican

Hometown: Bethel

Hobbies: I am an avid outdoorswoman and enjoy hiking, snowshoeing and exploring our great state via woods trails. I enjoy photography, reading, practicing reiki, riding my motorcycle and spending time with my family and friends. I am a dog mom to two senior Labs. I also enjoy networking events with my Business Networking International family through BNI Maine functions, where I’ve met some amazing friends and business associates.

Can you talk a little bit about your background? What do you do for work?

Understanding property rights and the history of the area have come in handy while helping my husband, a veteran logger, obtain land information for wood harvesting over the past two decades.

I am self-employed and have worked as secretary for my husband’s business for more than 20 years, and understand the importance of keeping accurate financial records. I have also worked as a customer service representative for a financial institution, caring for and categorizing account openings, closings, small loans and acting steward of safe-deposit boxes. I spent some time as a Chamber of Commerce admin, where I worked full-time promoting local business, seeking sources of growth for the area and keeping records for the nonprofit.

I’ve always had a place in my heart for history and for those who had the foresight to keep records. I am one of those people.

How do you feel your experience qualifies you for the position?

Anyone holding a public office must uphold a high standard of fiscal responsibility with taxpayer dollars. I will be that public servant.

Understanding the importance of accurate record keeping is vital to the Register of Deeds position. Possessing a craving, if you will, for the history of my home county and the desire to see that history preserved in a way for generations to come is of great value.

My organizational skills and commitment to working well with people are of utmost importance for a successful and productive internal work environment, as well as those who require the assistance of the deeds office.

What are some things you’d like to accomplish, if elected?

First and foremost, I would like to keep the legacy that our current registers have worked so diligently to set in place at the South Paris and Fryeburg offices. I will consider it a great honor to build off their successful efforts and make improvements where needed.

Secondly, it’s been decided by the Legislature that the East and West offices will merge after all statutes have been met in order to ensure a seamless transition to one office. During this transition, I will be in contact with attorneys, realtors and other who frequent the deeds office as part  of their everyday work to do what’s best for all involved.

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I’m very much a goal-oriented individual who strives to do the best job I can with whatever task I’m handed. As your next register of deeds, I can promise you my full commitment to ensuring accurate record keeping, precise attention to my fiscal responsibility to the people of Oxford County, as well as a voice to protect the highest standards and integrity of all that the deeds office has been built to represent.

Note: A criminal background check on Cherri Crockett returned no convictions.

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