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Jilton to seek re-election as Register of Deeds

Washington County Register of Deeds Ginger Jilton announced she will seek reelection in the Republican Primary on May 4.
Jilton has worked in the Register of Deeds office since 1974, served as chief deputy of the office for more than 20 years and has held the Register of Deeds position for the past three terms.
In 2008, Jilton implemented an e-filing system that enables the office to receive and record instruments by e-mail, to help accommodate the public. According to Jilton, she and her staff have finished scanning and indexing all documents of the last 46 years, which allows the documents available to be viewed on the Internet. Jilton is now in the process of indexing the oldest books of record the office, beginning in 1783.
If re-elected, Jilton has plans to finish scanning and indexing all the remaining years of records in the office.
“I am courteous, conscientious, cooperative and responsible to all who seek the services of my office,” Jilton said. “My door is always open and I invite those who are interested to come and visit with me and my staff.”
Born in Washington County, Jilton attended Lamar High School and completed business and real estate courses at East Tennessee State University. She is on the Washington County Republican Executive Committee, is a member of the Federation of Republican Women, charter member of the Tennessee Registers Association and a member of the Jonesborough Kiwanis Club.
Jilton is the mother of two daughters, Regina Jilton-Christensen of Johnson City, and Robin Jilton-Nagy, of New York, and the grandmother of Jackson and Ava Naga, also of New York.