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Jonathan Ring for Register of Deeds Video - Outlines Platform for Change in the Registry


Ring Pushes to Remove Politics from the Registry - O'Brien Supports Status Quo


Jonathan Ring Announces Candidacy for Register of Deeds


As a lifelong North Shore resident and Community Advocate, I want to be your next Register of Deeds because I believe strongly in producing a government that serves you, the voter, tax payer, and homeowner. Unfortunately, the management of the Registry has become too politicized under the current Register. Register of Deeds John O'Brien has for years illegally obtained Registry employee addresses and solicited his employees for campaign donations, which is a conflict of interest. The State Ethics Commission reprimanded O'Brien for this violation of the conflict of interest laws. You can read the article here:

Register John O'Brien faulted for Conflict of Interest ethics violations, illegally obtained employee info to solicit donations.


To read the letter from the State Ethics Commission to Register John O'Brien, go to


Jonathan Ring to Challenge O'Brien for Register Seat; Voters reminded of O'Brien's campaign ethics violations, conflicts of interest in office.


Jonathan Ring states his case for Register of Deeds campaign


Jonathan Ring grateful for Register of Deeds nomination, outlines platform.


I believe it is time to depoliticize this office, remove all conflicts of interest, and advocate for ways to improve the functioning and service of this office that tax payers and homeowners depend on. I will work toward these goals, and I appreciate your vote on election day!

As your Register, I will

* Focus on Customer service - the Registry is for the People NOT Politics!

* Preserve our physical records and upgrade the Registry's E-Filing system.

* Enhance the Property Fraud Watch Program to better protect homeowners.

* Fight to end conflicts of interest in the management of the Registry office.

* Push for a law that prohibits registry employees from donating to Register candidates.

* Term Limit myself for this office (2 terms).

The Registry of Deeds Essex Southern District includes the following towns
Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.

Election Day: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  

To learn more about Jonathan Ring you can go to http://www.jonathanring.org/about-1.html.

Community Involvement

·   Rockport Housing Authority (2016 – Present)
·   Rockport Board of Registrars (2014 – 2016)
·   Rockport Historical District Commission (2008 – 2013)

Educational and Professional

·    UPS Store Sales Associate, Notary, and Manager.
·    Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Salem State University.
·    Certificate in Legal office support, North Shore Community College.
·    Certificate in Essentials for HR Management, Society for Human Resource Management.
·    Audited Ethics in Business class, Gordon Conwell-Seminary.


·    Member of the Cape Ann Sportsman Club, Gloucester.
·    Life-long resident of Rockport, Massachusetts.
·    Mom is a Portuguese immigrant,
Dad was a life-long Rockport resident.
·    Brother is an EMT, Fire Fighter, and works for DCR.
·    Big Portuguese family on my Mom’s side.

Jonathan Ring