Kelly Christopher, longtime Livingston County recorder of deeds and former Livingston County clerk, has announced that she will not seek re-election.

Kelly Christopher, longtime Livingston County recorder of deeds and former Livingston County clerk, has announced that she will not seek re-election. Christopher has served the public for nearly 34 years. She first entered public service at the age of 18 as a deputy county clerk under former County Clerk Madeline Hawkins. In 1990, Christopher was to become the youngest Livingston County elected official on record when she bested a field of four candidates to become county clerk. She served in that capacity for 20 years. In 2010, Christopher ran unopposed for recorder of deeds and was re-elected to that position in 2014.  Throughout her tenure, Christopher has served on many local and statewide boards and committees. She has been appointed by Republican and Democratic statewide officeholders to represent Missourians in the development and implementation of complex laws and regulations. “I would like to thank my loyal supporters for their unwavering confidence in my abilities,” Christopher stated on Monday.  “Thus far, my entire adult life has been spent serving the public, and I intend to continue serving in a variety of areas.” Christopher plans to pursue other ventures and spend more time with her grandchildren. The current term of recorder of deeds expires Dec. 31, 2018. Filing for this office opens Tuesday, Feb. 27.