McPherron ‘over the moon’ about recorder win

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Jeff Bounds of Huntingburg, left, Dubois County Recorder candidate Jackie McPherron and her husband, Steve, watch results come in during the Republicans' election results watch party at the Schnitz Brewery and Pub in Jasper on Tuesday. 


After hearing she won the race for Dubois County Recorder, Republican Jaclyn McPherron’s focus fell to thanking the voters, her friends and family, and her opponent, Democrat Gail Hasenour Reutman, for making the campaign process a great experience.

McPherron won the recorder race with 9,119 votes to Reutman’s 7,280.

“I am very excited,” McPherron said. “I’m just over the moon.”

Minutes after learning she’d lost the race, Reutman went to congratulate McPherron on the win.

“I tried my best,” Reutman said. “There’s nothing else I can do.”

The recorder is responsible for maintaining a long list of public documents and helping people find official documents. Most notably, the recorder maintains documents having to do with property ownership in the county. McPherron will take over the office on Jan. 1, replacing current recorder Rebecca Gates. To prepare for a potential win, McPherron spent some time working in the recorder’s office of a neighboring county.

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Dubois County Recorder candidate Gail Reutman laughs as she waits for results during the Democrats' election results watch party at the Moose Lodge in Jasper on Tuesday.

Now, she said, she’ll be going to trainings to gain the skills she needs to take over the office. She also plans to seek Gates’ help in preparing to take over as Dubois County Recorder. McPherron said she’ll spend the first couple months in office learning the ins and outs of the office.

“I’ve seen how another county does it,” McPherron said. “Now I’ve got to see how Dubois County does it.”

McPherron has made a career of bookkeeping. She is currently self-employed at Reliant Bookkeeping LLC. She previously was the assistant financial manager for Seufert Construction, Progressive Investment and Access Storage. She is a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and a current member of Business Bookkeeper Launch. She also holds an information processing certificate from Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

McPherron is a Dubois County native and currently serves as president of the Patoka Township Advisory Board. Her term on that board ends in December. McPherron is also involved in the community through several local nonprofits. She lives in Huntingburg with her husband, Stephen, who is a Huntingburg councilman. The couple has three children — Danielle (Will) Schaust of Indianapolis, Jackson, 14, and Alyssa, 11.

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