Wisinski announces re-election bid for register of deeds office

Metro Wire Staff

Register of Deeds Cynthia A. Wisinski has announced she is seeking another term in office.

Wisinski is a lifelong resident of Portage Co. She’s been working in the Portage County Register of Deeds office in 1986 and has been elected to serve as Register of Deeds since 1997.

Wisinski said during her time in office, she has “continued to protect and preserve constituents’ real estate documents and vital records while dealing with tight budgets constraints.”

Wisinski has worked with legislators on several pieces of legislation that would better protect constituents, including helping get a bill passed that restricted social security numbers from being placed on public records recorded in the Register of Deeds office, and removing social security numbers from those that are currently recorded and viewed on the internet.

She also worked with fellow members of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association to make a change allowing county residents to obtain copies of their vital records regardless of where they were born in Wisconsin.

After hearing concerns from constituents over the ongoing threat of property fraud, Wisinski worked with a vendor to offer county residents free registration for alerts that will notify them of activity recorded against their name in the Register of Deeds office.

“It is imperative that our elected officials be knowledgeable and financially responsible stewards of the position that Portage County constituents have elected them to,” Wisinski said in an email statement. “I have a proven record of this and hope to continue to serve all Portage County residents.”

Wisinski is a member of several associations that work to advance the Register of Deeds office while protecting the documents kept there. She has also been appointed by the current and past governors to serve on the Wisconsin Land Information Council.

The general election will be held Nov. 3.

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