Sadie Jo Bingham is a sixth generation Gila County resident. After graduating from Globe High School, she continued her education at Pima Community College in Tucson. She later accepted a temporary position with the Gila County Recorder’s Office in 2003. From there, she was promoted to Recorders Clerk, Office Supervisor, and eventually Chief Deputy. Following the retirement of Linda Ortega, the Board of Supervisors appointed Sadie as Recorder. In 2008, she went on to win the election and became the youngest recorder in Arizona History. For nine consecutive years, Sadie has held the title of Gila County Recorder. During this time Sadie has served as the Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Arizona Recorder’s Association. Sadie is extremely invested in the success of the community.
Since elected into office in 2008, Sadie has made numerous improvements to make the Recorder’s Office services more efficient and convenient for the public. She has made it possible to submit documents for recording electronically, and is in the process of making it possible to view all documents online through the Gila County website. Sadie has broadened the exposure to vote-by-mail and early voting by raising public awareness through informative public speeches and voter registration drives.
Voter Outreach -- 2020
Anticipating the coming election year, Gila County Recorder’s Office back in 2019 hired additional outreach staff including Edith Starr, who began work as voter outreach assistant.
In this video, filmmaker Kenneth Chan turns the spotlight on this innovative voter registration drive effort to reach voters of three Apache nations: the San Carlos, the Tonto, and the White Mountain Apache - and throughout Gila County.
Fluent in the Apache language, and a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, Edith's job is to travel Gila County registering voters, answering questions -- and encouraging residents to exercise your right to vote.
Historical Gila County
Sadie Jo Bingham has been dedicated to preserving and restoring historical Gila County documents such as maps and the brand book that both date back to the 1800’s. One of Sadie’s passions while being in office has been voter education through the schools. She has implemented Kids Voting into schools all over Gila County from grades K-12, along with visiting every high school to inform students of the importance of voting, voting history, Gila County elected officials, and hands on voter registration assistance.
When not in public office, she spends time with family and volunteers with the local sports, agricultural and leadership youth programs. Sadie has sat on a number of boards, such as the Gila County Fair Board, Globe High School Booster Club, Pinal Mountain Little League, and the Globe FFA Alumni, to name a few. Her dedication and commitment to the community and her family has been a lifelong goal that she strives for every day.
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