Register of Deeds oath of office ceremony

The Commonwealth’s Registers of Deeds, both those newly elected and those re-elected in this past November’s state election, gathered earlier this evening at the State House in Boston for an Administration of the Oath of Office Ceremony conducted by Secretary of State William Galvin (above). The ceremony was immediately followed by a reception for family and supporters. Other elected officials who attended included State Treasurer Steve Grossman, State Auditor Suzanne Bump and Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. Newly elected registers included Paul Iannuccillo in Lawrence, Maria Curtatone in Cambridge, Patricia Harris in Pittsfield, Scott Cote in Greenfield and Mary Olberding in Northampton. I was pleased to take the oath of office as Middlesex North Register of Deeds for the fourth time.

6 Responses to Register of Deeds oath of office ceremony

  1. Joe S says:

    Congratulations! 4th time – my, how time flies! You’ve done a great job. Maybe Congress could enlist your support to look for ways to make the Federal Government more efficient. Just cutting spending without making those efficiencies is a lazy way to attack the problem, and would have serious unintended consequences.

  2. DickH says:

    Thanks for the kind words. I’ve been fortunate to have my tenure coincide with the revolution in information technology. When I started back in 1995, the registry had purchased its first scanner just a month earlier and about 2000 documents had been scanned. Today we have more than 10 million documents scanned and everything that’s been recorded from 1629 up until close of business today is available 24/7 on the registry website, And best of all from my perspective is that there is still much left to accomplish.