This page provides information about candidates for Monroe County Recorder on General Election Day, November 8th. In 1816, the Office of County Recorder was the first local office created by the State of Indiana constitution. It is the primary duty of County Recorders to record instruments submitted for recording and maintain those records for perpetuity.
The position is term-limited, so Eric Schmitz, who has served as recorder for the past seven years, cannot run for reelection.
Amy Swain (D)
Swain was previously a board member for Indian Creek Township and currently serves as its clerk. She wants to continue to serve her community, she said, and the recorder’s office best fits her skillset. She worked as a records archivist for the city of Bloomington in 2015, when she converted public records into electronic forms in a searchable database. She sees herself as a results-oriented leader with more than 20 years of experience improving bottom line and overall organizational performance. Strategic and innovative problem solver. Experienced presenter, able to travel. Swain also ran for election to represent District 62 in the Indiana House of Representatives in 2018 and lost to Jeff Ellington, R-Bloomington. She lives in Monroe County with her husband, Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain.