Race heats up for Tuscola County Register of Deeds

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Tuscola County Register of Deeds John Bishop works with Mary Montgomery, account clerk, Register of Deeds office, Friday. Bishop is being challenged by Dan Grimshaw for the office.

CARO — The candidates for Tuscola County Register of Deeds agree on two things — the public has a vested interest in who is elected and that each is the one who should hold the office.

Disagreements and accusations, however, are aplenty between incumbent John Bishop and challenger Dan Grimshaw, ranging from whether or not the office should be open during lunch to more serious allegations involving conflict of interests.

Both are running as Republicans and that means only one will make it to the November ballot – whomever receives the most votes Aug. 2.

And both sat down with The Advertiser this week to talk about their candidacy.

“My concern is about public service,” Grimshaw said. “And taking care of the public when they come in that office, treating them with respect, and help them if you can. That’s what it’s about. Not telling an 80-year-old person ‘There’s the computer, it’s in there.’”

“From 2009 through 2012, Dan Grimshaw initiated polices that sounded good, but mostly benefited him and his title company,” Bishop said. “Who would you prefer to serve as Tuscola County Register of Deeds?” (Read more)

(This story originally appeared in the print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser on July 23, 2016, and can be read online here)

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