Maria Jack

Maria Jack

Maria Jack, a deputy in the Indiana County Office of Register & Recorder, has been nominated by the Indiana County Republican Committee to succeed long-time officeholder Patricia Streams-Warman.

“Our Register & Recorder Office has earned a reputation for excellent service across the commonwealth under Patty’s direction for 26 years,” Jack said after she was nominated Saturday.

“I want to keep Indiana County’s office at the forefront.”

Jack also is treasurer of the Indiana County GOP committee, which met Saturday to choose between Jack and fellow deputy Karen Green, both of whom sought the vacancy to be filled by Gov. Tom Wolf.

“We were fortunate to have two qualified candidates apply for the position,” Streams-Warman said in a statement issued by the Indiana County GOP. “We now wait for Gov. (Tom) Wolf to act on our recommendation.”

Streams-Warman retired from the Register & Recorder post on Jan. 3.

“I appreciate the hard work of both candidates and respect the decision made by the membership of the Indiana County Republican Committee,” said state Sen. Joe Pittman, R-Indiana.

“I intend to work with Governor Wolf and my colleagues in the state Senate to have Maria nominated and confirmed in a timely manner.”

Jack also is a former auditor in the Indiana County Court House.

She is a member of the boards of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Indiana Regional Medical Center Healthcare Corporation and Keystone Heroes Foundation and a board member emeritus of the committee overseeing the Alice Paul House.