Public Service Experience
Debbie started working at the Scott County Courthouse in 1986 in the Appraisers office. She worked also in the County Clerks office when the two offices of the Clerks and the Appraisers were combined. She quit in 1987 after her daugther, Amanda, was born. She came back to work in 1989 for Sharlene Wright, former Register of Deeds, as the Scott County Deputy Register of Deeds. In 2000, after Sharlene retired, Debbie ran for and won the elected position of Register of Deeds. She is currently serving her fifth term. She is currently a certified Kansas Register of Deeds.
Debbie currently serves on the Scott County Republican Party Committee as Chair, she is also a member of the Lions Club and delivers Meals on Wheels every Friday afternoon. She is involved with a group of women that rehomes dogs from the city dog pound before they are put to sleep. She received the 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award for this service. She attends the First Christian Church.
She was the past President of the Southwest Kansas Register of Deeds Association and also the past President of the Southwest Kansas Association of Counties. She serves on the Kansas Register of Deeds Association Care and Share committee, Disaster Committee and By-Laws and Standing Rules Committee.
Debbie has 3 children, Ronnie, currently living in Topeka, Kansas, Kevin, living in Hutchinson and Amanda, living in South Hutch. She has 6 beautiful grandchildren. She really enjoys bike riding and anything else that gets you off the couch. She LOVES the Denver Broncos. :) Following in the love for dogs, she owns six. Three of which were failed fosters and the other three were rescues as well.
"Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."