Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Let's talk! This Blog is my PERSONAL INTERACTIVE PLATFORM for!

Let's talk!

From today forward, I will be providing frequent personal messages and updates of my progress through my campaign for Guilford County Register of Deeds!

I want your advice, input, and support to become Register of Deeds. What better way than to Blog my way through it! All my future press releases will be relocated to my web page to make this my primary personal communication vehicle over the next few months as a commissioner and candidate for Register of Deeds!

Let me know what you think about county issues and the Deed's office!

Take care,



  • now you're talkin'.....keep on bloggin' jeff thigpen!

    By Blogger Doug, at 4:42 PM  

  • way to go, Jeff. I look forward to reading your blog.

    By Blogger Ed Cone, at 9:00 PM  

  • I'm in.

    By Blogger D. Hoggard, at 10:49 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 AM  

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    By Blogger Jeff L. Thigpen, at 1:28 PM  

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    By Blogger Jeff L. Thigpen, at 1:28 PM  

  • I appreciate the note, even if it is anonymously posted from someone in the Deeds office (which opens up speculation as to its true point of origin).

    Nonetheless, as you know the Register of Deeds office is an elected body and has certain level of autonomy. As a result it will never "be controlled" by the Commissioners. But the Deed's budget is approved annually by the Board of Commissioners and there is a statutory relationship which should be honored. That means it is important to work together in county government to meet the Deed's office ongoing needs.

    While it is clear the Deeds office will never be controlled by the Board of Commissioners, it is in your benefit as an employee (as the Register of Deeds for that matter...) to work with your elected Board of Commissioners to advocate for enhanced and improved technology, collaboration with other departments, as well as for your co-workers needs, etc. As you can see from "The Case for Change in Leadership" from my website, you will see it is important to work closely with the Board of Commissioners because our current Register of Deeds has not.

    I would want Democrat and Republican support, from Skip Alston to Steve Arnold to further the interest of the office. After all, they are elected officials who can help serve the citizens through a modernized Register of Deeds office.

    By Blogger Jeff L. Thigpen, at 1:44 PM  

  • Due to an administrative error, a comment was deleted where I responded above.

    Basically, the anonymous note made several points. #1- the anonymous person worked in the Register of Deeds office. #2-the person thought the Deeds office worked well because it was not controlled by the Board of Commissioners. #3- there was a comment which said I was "a pawn of Skip Alston".

    I hope I reconstructed the essence of the letter.

    Again, my response is in the above comments. Sorry for the deletion of the comment.


    By Blogger Jeff L. Thigpen, at 2:22 PM  

  • Below is the text of the original Anonymous comment, which was accidentally deleted.

    I work in the Register of Deeds office everyday. One the reasons the office works so well, is that the current Register does not allow her office to be controlled by the commissioners. Jeff, since you are already a pawn for Skip Alston, how can you ensure this will not be a problem.

    By Blogger Jeff L. Thigpen, at 3:49 PM  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:53 AM  

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