Letter to the Voters: Huey Eason, Recorder Candidate
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I am Huey Eason and I am asking for your vote in the 2020 Primary Election.
Raised in Meigs County, I graduated from Meigs High School in 1987. I worked at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia as an Apprentice Pipefitter and graduated from the Apprentice School in 1991. I took an educational leave to attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where I earned my B.S. Degree in Industrial Technology. Completing my degree in 1995, I made the decision to decline a position as a Nuclear Submarine Designer with Newport News Shipbuilding as my wife and I decided to make MeigsCounty our forever home. From 1996 to mid-1998, I worked for Betz Dearborn, a water treatment company serving coal-fired power plants and chemical plants along the Ohio, Muskingum, Kanawha, and Big Sandy Rivers. My responsibilities included monitoring and testing water systems and chemical levels, monitoring and adjusting coal dust suppression systems, and recording and reporting detailed data.
In August of 1998, I started surveying with my brother, Rob Eason, and together we created E&E Borderline Surveying. During my 20+ years in the surveying industry my responsibilities included maintaining positive public relations, scheduling, payroll, tax preparation, supervising the survey crew, researching deeds in various Southeastern Ohio county recorders’ offices, and creating plats and legal descriptions for submission and recording in those offices.
I live in Chester Township with my wife of 26 years, Susan, and our 16-year-old son, Bostic, who is the 7th generation to live on our family farm.
As a regular client of the Recorder’s Office, I am excited for the opportunity to move the office forward for greater ease of use. I have secured funding and will make sure the current digitized public records are put online for easier access. I would also like to update the office so payments can be made by credit/debit cards. Additionally, I plan to offer alternative hours access. I realize that many people who need to do research at the Recorder’s Office may not be able to visit during regular business hours. I feel, as a public office, we should be aware of these challenges and work to accommodate the public.
My extensive experience working with Recorder’s offices in Southeastern Ohio, combined with my experience working with landowners, land developers, attorneys, bankers, realtors, mortgage companies, engineers, architects, other survey companies, gas and oil companies, and government agencies gives me the unique perspective which I will bring to this position.
I love Meigs County and I will be your full-time Meigs County Recorder. I will be in the office working and available to work with the public. It has truly been my pleasure to talk with people during this campaign. I do not have a political background and I am not a public speaker. I am a very proud Meigs County resident with deep roots and commitment to our community. I have a strong background in land documentation, surveying, organization, working within a budget, office and team management, positive public relations, and collaboration with various agencies. I would appreciate your vote. It will be my honor and privilege to serve as your next Meigs County Recorder.
Huey Eason, Candidate for Meigs County Recorder