John Kahwaty Announces Candidacy For Register/Recorder Of Monroe County


Monroe County, PA – John Kahwaty, of Middle Smithfield Township, officially announced his Democratic candidacy for Monroe County Register of Wills/Recorder of Deeds last month, and promptly undertook the task of meeting the residents of the area where they live and work.

“This is an office that really has an impact on varying phases of our lives, from the buying of a first home through saying goodbye to a loved one. A combination of professionalism and compassion assure taxpayers’ needs are met,” Kahwaty explained. Though Kahwaty commended the staff and current Register/Recorder for their hard work, he suggests some changes are needed.

“The county has changed a great deal in the last decade. With all the mortgage upheaval, and the changing face of our region, the needs of the taxpayers have also changed. I am ready to meet those needs with both the experience to lead and the concern to work with residents one-on-one.”

Kahwaty is a long-time resident of the region. After serving his country in the United States Navy, Kahwaty spent 17 years in the insurance industry at a Fortune 500 company. He owns JN Entertainment, and is an active and respected member of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce. “I get great satisfaction from meeting with and assisting my fellow business owners. Though the last several years have not been the easiest for anyone, networking and supporting one another have essentially kept many fine businesses open despite the economic climate. I believe I can carry this attitude into my new position as Register/Recorder.”

He also works alongside his wife, Natalie –a professor at East Stroudsburg University—on their non-profit organization geared towards students and seniors. He fills his weekends with the pride of his life –his two sets of twins (girls, 16, and boys, 10). One of twelve children, Kahwaty knows the value of strong home ties. “We are a today’s family, invested in the future of our home and our children. I want nothing more than to see Monroe County the beacon of success to our state. I can do my part to achieve that goal through this position. I know I am the right choice for Register/Recorder.”

John Kahwaty will be available to meet with residents at the Water Gap Country Club on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, from 6pm to 8pm. A suggested donation of $25 per person will be collected at that time. Please RSVP to For more information on the candidate, please visit