Montgomery County Recorder Brandon C. McClain took the oath of office for his second term Wednesday morning, December 30th, at Dayton Municipal Court. He was initially elected in 2018. McClain is the 2nd African-American to be elected to any administrative office in the history of Montgomery County.

The Honorable Carl S. Henderson, Presiding Judge of the Dayton Municipal Court, administered the oath of office to McClain. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony was closed to the public. McClain was joined by his closest family.

During this next term, McClain said he plans to continue making the Recorder’s Office more accessible with continued dedication to public service and modernization.

“We have made extensive efforts to engage the public and to encourage people to be better informed and involved in the process of protecting their homes and connecting our veterans to earned benefits. Communication has been key. In fact, it has been critical to making what we do meaningful and effective to the people we serve,” said McClain. “The Montgomery County Recorder’s Office has a well-earned reputation for being innovative and trailblazing. Over the next four years, we will remain dedicated to modernization and exceptional public service.”

Recorder McClain has an extensive background in public service. Prior to his current elected position, he served as an Attorney, Magistrate and Acting Judge in Dayton Municipal Court. He is also a veteran, having served as a Sergeant prior to being honorably discharged. McClain is currently a member of the legislative committee for the Ohio Recorders Association and was recently named the 2020 Region 7 Public Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.