Eugenia Thornton Announces bid for Kent County Recorder of Deeds

Posted on 07-16-2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2022, 2022
Contact Dietmar Panzig at 302-335-1655

North Dover–Former Planning Commissioner Eugenia “Gene” Thornton announced her bid for
Kent County Recorder of Deeds before supporters on July 12.

She summarized her campaign in three words–“Experience before Politics!”
“I will work with Levy Court to reduce the risk of title theft and lower costs for HOAs.
“I will stop official taxpayer property records from being searchable on social media platforms.
“I will stop the practice of tacking on fees ‘just because,’” she pledged.

Thornton also promises her staff will answer the phone and promptly respond to all taxpayer,
realtor, and legal queries. “Government offices listening and responding to taxpayers seems to
be a lost art,” she said. “I will bring it back!”

Thornton has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is certified in Public Records
keeping by American University. She spent 27 years on active duty in the Army, managing
offices that maintained paper and electronic records on three continents during peace and war.

After retiring from the Army, Thornton served on Kent County’s Planning Commission for 13
years, working on the front end of documents recorded in the Deeds office.

She is on the Board of the Friends of the Delaware Public Archives, a non-profit, non-partisan
organization. “Retired records from the Deeds’ office reside at the Archives, adding yet another
layer of expertise to my qualifications for this job,” she said.

Thornton concluded her remarks with “For the general election in November, I hope the voters
will choose a self-made woman who served her Country, her State, and her Country. I have the
education, training, and ability to do the job.”

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