Freda Johnson of Alton, Mo., has announced her candidacy on the Democratic ticket for Oregon County Recorder.
"I am a local Oregon County country girl, born and raised at Alton, Mo. I graduated in 1971 from Alton High School. I am the daughter of Eathel Parrott and the late William Parrott. My family was a hard-working farm family, my mother a quilter, who always loved this community and was proud to be a part of it. I know family values and I was taught to love and help my neighbors and community. I believe in treating people like I want to be treated, with kindness and courtesy," Johnson said.
She continued, "I am married to Joe Johnson, the mother of three children, Shelley Herrman, Amanda Gray and husband, Landon, and Josiah (Joey) Johnson. I have three grandchildren, Skylar, Addisyn and Aaliyah. My family is my joy of life, especially my grandchildren. I am a member of Lula Full Gospel Church and have enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher and piano player for my church."
"I worked from June 1986 to February 1994 for Perkins Law Office/Eleven Point River Title Company as a legal secretary, title examiner and abstractor. I worked for Allen Abstract and Title Company from March 1994 through June 2008. Many of you know me through those offices while serving your real estate and title insurance needs. As a title examiner and abstractor, a former licensed title insurance agent and real estate closing agent, I know the importance of accurate recording of documents in the land records, accurate legal descriptions, timely recordings, proper notarization of documents as I am a Notary Public, as well as survey reading and recording. I have attended training classes with Missouri Land and Title Institute. I have knowledge of Missouri state and local laws. I've researched the land records for 22 years so I am well experienced and qualified to do the job of Recorder.
"I am currently employed with Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation Department and have additional experience in land conservation practices that make our land so beautiful and Oregon County a wonderful place to live."
"Voting is a privilege and an honor. I hope that you will go to the polls on Aug. 3 and place your vote. I hope that vote will be for me as your next Recorder of Deeds."