When the campaign for the Berkshire Middle District Regis ter of Deeds began, many people didn't recognize the name Patsy Harris. To those of us in the legal field she is very well known to us, and the words that easily come to mind are friendly, efficient, hard-working, ethical, and intelligent.
During the mid-1980s, Patsy worked at a local law office preparing real estate closing documents and figures. When coordinating a closing with Patsy, we knew that she had done her necessary homework in the Registry of Deeds so that the closing would take place smoothly for the both seller and buyer.
In 1993, Patsy began searching titles for various attorneys in the Registry of Deeds, developing a hands-on knowledge of the history of the land records. When Patsy transitioned to working for the Registry of Deeds in 2001, Patsy's background in the law office and searching of titles helped her to understand the needs of the attorneys, the extreme importance of correct recording and the future detriment to homeowners if documents were recorded or indexed improperly. Patsy takes pride in the fact that the Registry currently is user-friendly to the public and, if elected, wants to continue that tradition.
When Patsy comes knocking on your door, please take the time to get to know her, ask her questions about the importance of this office and vote for her in the Democratic primary on Thursday, Sept. 6.
The writer is a legal assistant in the Legal Department of Berkshire Health Systems.