Retiring Broome County Clerk Richard Blythe is looking back on over 40 years in Broome County Government.
A retirement party was held for the 42-year Broome County employee today at the County Clerk’s Office
The Republican got his start in government in 1975 when he was elected to the County Legislature.
He says during that time the budget was only $50 million.
He’s worked at the Board of Elections and served as a Legislative Clerk and also held the title of County Director of Purchasing.
For the past 13 years, he’s been serving as Broome County Clerk.
He says the time has flown by.
“It’s been fast. I can’t believe it. 69 is neither young nor old and it’s somebody else to do the job, but where did the time go? I’m just amazed,” said Blythe.
Blythe says during his time as County Clerk, he’s worked to create electronic filings of deeds and mortgages along with electronic recording of Civil actions.
Blythe was recently elected to Windsor Town Justice, replacing Judge Tully who died two weeks prior to the election.
Republican Joe Mihalko will be sworn-in as Broome County Clerk on January 1st.