The tally is in and Republican candidate for Harrison Town Clerk Jackie Greer has won the job.
With 28 years of administrative experience under her belt, Greer claims she wants to continually simplify tasks, increase productivity and create a more fun work environment.
“I’m going to look for cost-effective ways to do business and come up with new techniques to provide superior service,” Greer said when asked what activities she planned to tackle in her first days on the job.
“I also want to keep a promise that I made to the Acocella family,” she said, referencing the late Town Clerk Joseph Acocella Jr. who died in office this summer.
Greer will undertake the creation of a “no-knock registry” which she said will keep solicitors from going door-to-door.
To cover the administrative cost of maintaining the registry, Greer hopes to deter solicitors by requesting an increase in permit fees and additional charges for a copy of the registry.
Also on the table, Greer plans to have regular evening hours at the Town Clerk’s office a try. And, at no cost to the taxpayer by opening the office during the scheduled evening court sessions.
When asked what she did right in her run for the position, Greer replied that voter’s “saw my experience and my qualifications; that was key. . . they knew I had what it took to do the job.”
Greer has served as executive assistant to the regional VP of the Coca Cola Company, executive assistant to the chairman and president of Kemwel Group — a car rental company — and was assistant to the VP of corporate sales at Alamo Rental Car.
“I want to thank the residents of Harrison for their trust and confidence in me and I also want to thank my opponent for running a clean campaign,” Greer concluded.
Several calls to unsuccessful Democratic candidate Frank Corvino went unanswered.