|Anderson Herald, November 9, 1978, page 1.|
This newspaper clipping from 1978 details the election victory of my maternal great aunt, Martha (PHILLIPS) LAMBERTSON as the Madison County, Indiana Recorder. Her victory was considered an upset, according to the paper.
Martha was elected to her first term in 1978, and re-elected in 1982. She was a Republican, though her husband, Harold, was a lifelong Democrat.
Transcript from flyer:
Martha Lambertson is completing her first term as Madison County Recorder. She was elected to this post in 1978 after serving many years both in and out of government service. Martha prepared for the job of Recorder by working 16 years (7 years as office manager) of the Elwood Water Company. She also served over two years as a Deputy Clerk of Madison County and 2 additional years as Office Maintenance Manager of the State Highway Office in Anderson.
Since being elected Recorder in 1978 Martha and her staff have improved the efficiency of the office. Intensified training of each deputy and improved procedures have resulted in the best possible services to Madison County residents. Constantly striving to improve the office, Martha attends yearly State Board of Accounts Training Seminars on new laws as well as an annual educational workshop scheduled the Indiana Association of Counties and Cities. Martha has also been active in the State Recorders Association.
A life-long resident of Elwood and Pipe Creek Township, Martha is married and is the mother of 2 children. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Elwood.
Martha Lambertson...our BEST for you in '82 Vote Republican November 2nd.