I, Tyler Strait, would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for re-election as Wayne County Register of Deeds. I am the son of Stacey and Shellie Strait and the grandson of Bobby and Connie Blanton, Warren Strait and Judy Strait. In April 2015, I married my college sweetheart, Becca Case Strait. In July 2017, God gave us our greatest blessings, identical twin baby girls. Their names are Cecily Lane and Caroline Ellis. If you ever wonder how proud I am of those girls just ask me! My wife, girls and I currently reside on our farm in Collinwood and attend Shawnettee Church.
After graduating from Collinwood High School, I furthered my education at the University of Tennessee at Martin where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Engineering and Technology along with certification in Land Surveying and Geomatics. While at UT Martin, I served as Vice President of Student Cattleman’s Association and worked on the University’s farm. On the weekends and during school breaks, I sawed cross ties on a hand sawmill and worked for DP surveying, as well as Carroll Land Surveying. After graduating college, I went to work full time for Carroll Land Surveying where I was employed until being elected Register of Deeds.
In August of 2018, I was elected to serve you as Wayne County Register of Deeds. Since then we have been able to implement new technology to help us better serve you while saving tax dollars. One of those being a wide format scanner that was purchased through our Electronic Data Processing account at no cost to the Wayne County taxpayer. It enables us to scan, reproduce, and preserve wide format documents as soon as they are presented for recording, while eliminating the need to contract the work out annually. We also implemented the use of an e-filing system, through our software vendor, for instruments that would normally come in the mail. This allows us to record or reject and send back for corrections, in real time, and also reduces our annual postage cost drastically. I feel the utilization of this technology has given us the ability to meet and exceed the needs of our rising real-estate market.
I truly appreciate the opportunity to work for YOU and I do not take my responsibilities lightly. I will strive, in the future, to work just as hard for the citizens of Wayne County as I have in the past. The only promise that I can make to the citizens of Wayne County is that, if re-elected, I will continue to run a professional, organized, and efficient office with a friendly face. I look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible before the election. My family and I humbly ask for and would greatly appreciate your vote and support in the election on August 4th.
–Submitted by Tyler Strait
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