Monday, July 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Retain Bill Schultz as Recorder-Clerk

By
From page A6 | April 18, 2014 |

Periodically someone thinks it might be worth a shot at running for election against Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz. As usual they waste their money paying the filing fee.

This year’s competitor, who registered to vote in late February, was too busy to appear at the first candidates’ forum sponsored by the Tea Party in the Hills. And too busy to meet with the Mountain Democrat editorial board, even on a Sunday afternoon. He may even be too busy to vote for himself.

Bill Schultz has been the recorder-clerk since first winning election in 1994 and taking office in 1995. His tenure has been marked by remarkable advance for the Recorder’s Office as it shifted from microfiche to electronic filing and recording. A $1 document fee pays for a statewide consortium that handles the Web portal access for electronic document transfers. Schultz has been on the statewide committee that began organizing this and setting the parameters for electronic document transfers. Each title company or law office that seeks to file electronically must submit an application that Schultz reviews and approves.

Schultz has a long history with computerization and document management. He managed the computer operations for Mother Lode Bank, which was later absorbed by Security Pacific. That was after serving 20 years in the Navy, primarily as an air traffic controller on aircraft carriers, another computer-based assignment.

Before election as the Recorder-Clerk, Schultz served as a general utility infielder for the county. At one time he was manager of the Lake Tahoe Airport for the county and later was records manager for the county.

Even as recorder-clerk he is chasing down bunts and grounders for the county. He has the additional duty of being registrar of voters. Having witnessed some local election blunders in early 1980s by a previous county clerk, it is noteworthy that Schultz and his election crew have consistently turned in an error-free election. And everyone appreciates seeing the election results posted on the department’s Website.

And what is more fitting for the retired chief petty officer than his additional title of interim veterans affairs officer? Schultz not only handles grounders, but can pinch-hit.

We are not sure if he still plays A-league softball, but he is still collecting trophies for his tennis playing.

Bill Schultz is in top form and looking forward to another four years.

“I really like public service. It gives you a sense of accomplishment,” Schultz told the Mountain Democrat editorial board.

The Mountain Democrat endorses Bill Schultz for reelection as El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk.

Comments

comments

Mountain Democrat

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • .

    News

    IRS unveils Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    By News Release | From Page: B1

     
    Highway 50 collision fatal

    By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

    Stay connected through sheriff

    By El Dorado County Sheriff's Office | From Page: B1

     
    EDH community unites to patch up historic barn

    By Mike Roberts | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    P’ville hires Camino superintendent

    By News Release | From Page: B1

     
    Bird tests positive for West Nile

    By Ross Branch | From Page: A1

    Heard over the back fence: Public swim times announced

    By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

     
    County gets partial refund on promotional event

    By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

     
    Jeepers expo Wednesday in Georgetown

    By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

    Help SWR with squirrel babies

    By Sierra Wildlife Rescue | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Opinion

    The rural life: Save the day: Neuter and spay

    By Jennifer Forsberg Meyer | From Page: A4

     
    Different place, different priorities

    By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

    California rambling: Giving cities a pass

    By John Poimiroo | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    .

    Letters

    A thank you note

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

     
    Prada belongs in Berkeley

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

    Ready for Hillary?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

     
    Fukushima

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

    Diamond Springs Firefighters Union is corrupt

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

     
    100+ years and thanks

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

    .

    Sports

    Season over for Post 119

    By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

     
    Valley View Sports Park

    By Julie Samrick | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    Under the Scoreboard: July 20, 2014

    By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

     
    Schedule: July 21-26

    By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

    Becker slips by in wild KWS finish

    By Gary Thomas | From Page: A6

     
    Sports Scene: July 20, 2014

    By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6

    Roundup: July 20, 2014

    By Democrat Staff | From Page: A6

     
    Sophia Barden wins strut title

    By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A7

    .

    Prospecting

    How to safely help a horse

    By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Railroad Museum offers a fun ‘History Happy Hour’

    By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B4

     
    As we were: Money for home repairs

    By Ken Deibert | From Page: B4

     
    Marshall Medical Center to host day of fitness and fun

    By Marshall Medical | From Page: B10

    Kids parade for free admission to the fair

    By Amador County Fair | From Page: B10

     
    Volunteer kitchen help needed in EDH

    By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: B10

    .

    Essentials

    Crime Log: July 6-8

    By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Betty Ellene Hock

    By Contributor | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

     
    Douglas J. Beam

    By Contributor | From Page: A2

    Arthur J. Funston

    By Contributor | From Page: A2

     
    Jerry Grant Young Jr.

    By Contributor | From Page: A2

    Kathryn Noreen Nolan

    By Contributor | From Page: A2

     
    .

    Real Estate

    .

    Comics

    Horoscope, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

     
    Horoscope, Monday, July 21, 2014

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

    Shoe

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

     
    Sukodu

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

    Rubes

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

     
    New York Times Crossword

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

    TV Listings

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

     
    Speed Bump

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

    American Profile Crossword

    By Contributor | From Page: A8

     
    Tundra

    By Contributor | From Page: A8