Gates seeking second term as county recorder

From local sources

Democrat Rebecca “Becky” Gates is seeking a second term as Dubois County recorder.


Gates, 62, worked in the recorder’s office for 15 years as a deputy then chief deputy recorder before winning her first term as recorder in 2010.

She is an active member of St. Joseph Church, the Daughters of Isabella and Psi Iota Xi sorority, where she has served as treasurer. She is also a member of the Indiana Association of County Recorders, Association of Indiana Counties and Dubois County Democratic Central Committee.

Gates, daughter of the late Harold and Della (Bair) Englert of Jasper, is a native of Dubois County and lives in Jasper. She and her husband, the late Mike Gates, have three children — Courtney Hughes, Ben and Lindsey Hamilton — and four grandchildren.

She has taken more than 80 educational credit hours of Excellence Core courses related to different aspects of the recorder’s office.

Gates cited her past experience along with vast job diversity skills are her qualifications for re-election. She said that she will continue to be accessible and provide friendly, courteous customer service as well as maintain the safekeeping of all public records for future reference.

The recorder’s office is charged with the preservation of all public records maintained by the county.

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