Katie Forde is running for the top administrative job at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, in addition to Paul Nutting and three guys who have long run for office.
Among Forde's proposals: Extending registry hours and opening on Saturdays; let people file documents electronically, offer home-buying classes for first-time buyers, working to install technology to protect against fraudulent mortgage and lien recordings and urging home buyers to file homestead declarations, which would protect their homes in the event of legal action.
Forde, who lives in Roslindale, is a paralegal at a downtown law firm and considers herself a progressive.
Paul Nutting of Dorchester is the other person running for the post who has not made a career of running for office. Also possibly running: Former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey and annual candidate Doug Bennett.