More than twenty community leaders have organized a Quincy committee in support of Bill O'Donnell for Register of Deeds.
"The Registry of Deeds' success is important to each of Norfolk County's twenty-eight cities and towns," the group stated in a letter, "As present and former City of Quincy officials, we are familiar with his demonstrated commitment and record of accomplishment, and we endorse Bill's candidacy."
Members of the Quincy O'Donnell Committee include: State Representative Bruce J. Ayers, Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti, Former District Attorney George G. Burke, State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, Former State Representative Robert A. Cerasoli, Former Councillor Lawrence F. Chretien, Former Councillor Bryan C. Connolly, Councillor Kevin F. Coughlin, Councillor James H. Davis, III, Congressman William D. Delahunt, School Committeewoman Elaine F. Dwyer, Former Councillor Thomas A. Fabrizio, Councillor Joseph G. Finn, County Commissioner John M. Gillis, Councillor Douglas S. Gutro, Councillor John F. Keenan, Councillor Leo J. Kelly, Former Councillor John J. Lydon, Jr., State Representative Ronald Mariano, School Committeeman David F. McCarthy, Register of Probate Patrick McDermott, School Committeeman Michael E. McFarland, Former Councillor Chuck Phelan, Councillor Daniel G. Raymondi, and Former Councillor Joanne Condon Walsh.
From Banker & Tradesman
Good News, Indeed
"It was a little more than a year ago that this newspaper was reporting on the troubles hounding many of the commonwealthâ€™s 21 registries of deeds...The Registries' turnaround has been nothing less than amazing. Perhaps this is best noticed on our own pages where we report real estate transactions recorded at every deed repositoryâ€¦
Three factors contribute to this remarkable turn in events. First are the people who work at the registries and there unflagging desire to meet the expectations of the public. They responded when provided with the resources necessary to do their job well by plowing through a backlog of work and restoring order to chaos. The second contributing factor is the deployment of technology to accelerate workflow and to reduce traffic in the registries. One example is Norfolk County, where documents are now viewable on the Internet. Finally, a rise in interest rates midway through 2003 brought a slowdown in the volume of transactions requiring recording.
We offer our congratulations to an outstanding group of people who suffered through the worst of times and are now deserving of recognition for engineering successful turnaround.â€�
Weymouth Officials Endorse O'Donnell
Twenty-five present and former elected officials representing Weymouth have endorsed the candidacy of William P. O'Donnell for Register of Deeds.
Mayor David A. Madden stated, "In two years as Register, Billâ€™s leadership has helped the Registry deal with record levels of document filings, and he has emphasized customer service to help both real estate professionals and the general public make effective use of the Registry in a time of extraordinary activity. Bill's efforts deserve our recognition and support."
In addition to Mayor Madden, endorsers include Former Representative Robert B. Ambler, Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti, State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, Democratic State Committeeman James M. Cantwell, Democratic State Committeewoman Sandra M. Carle, Former Representative William Connell, Councilor Joseph A. Connolly, Former Selectman Scott Curry, Congressman William D. Delahunt, Councilor Kenneth DiFazio, County Commissioner John M. Gillis, Former Representative Paul Haley, Councilor Gregory Hargadon, Councilor Sue Kay, Council President Thomas J. Lacey, Councilor Paul J. Leary, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Democratic State Committeewoman Margaret MacKenzie, State Representative Ronald Mariano, Councilor Arthur Mathews, Register of Probate Patrick W. McDermott, Councilor Michael Molisse, State Representative James Murphy, and Councilor Gregory Shanahan.
"As Register of Deeds, I have worked to improve Registry services and operations. The advice and support I have received from Mayor Madden and local officials throughout the county has been invaluable, " O'Donnell stated. "I am grateful for this expression of support."