Since taking office in 2004, the 43-year-old Republican believes she has achieved that.
But there is more work to be done, according to her.
"I still have some things that I want done in the office," Modesitt told The Brazil Times recently. "That was my initial reasoning, that I could affect change. And I love the job."
Modesitt, a native of Clay County, is running for re-election this year as County Recorder. Prior to serving in the political field, she worked as an abstractor, or an real estate title searcher, giving her access to the recorder's office on a continual basis.
"By doing that, I used the records daily," Modesitt said.
Prior to 2004, Modesitt had never been involved in politics.
Since taking office, she said she has worked on rebounding all county books in addition to improving the ways things are indexed in the office.
"It's a huge, massive job," Modesitt said. "We work on it daily."
Modesitt said she's enjoyed her time in the recorder's office.
"It's satisfying knowing the books are being taken care of the way they should be," she said.
Modesitt is running on the Republican ticket against Democrat Joseph Mark Dierdorf.