VALPARAISO — Porter County Recorder Jon C. Miller will run as a Republican candidate for Porter County Clerk of the Circuit Courts.

"I have enjoyed serving the public within our county government system and hope to continue that service," said Miller, 60, who served two terms as county recorder and spent 35 years in public service. He also served with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department and the Porter County Communications 911 Department as their computer network administrator. 

As recorder, Miller said, he implemented several advancements within the office, including: upgrading the recording software to meet 21st century needs; eRecording, for electronic, paperless recording; an office website and Facebook page, easier access to recording services; Swift, a process that returns recorded documents electronically; Veteran’s Honor Rewards, a community-based discount card program, and serving as a "public watchdog" against property fraud and document scams.

Miller was elected to the executive board of the Indiana Recorders Association, serving two years as secretary and last year as president. In 2017, Miller was given the Outstanding Service Award from the Indiana Recorders Association, and presented the Recorder of the Year award from the Association of Indiana Counties.

"I consider it a blessing to have served in Porter County these many years. It has been an experience that I find gratifying. I believe in using technology and good old-fashioned quality service to enhance all facets of what the county clerk can offer," he said.

Miller has been married to his wife, Joyce, for 25 years. They have two children, Brian and Katelyn. 

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