Dierdorf, 53, has been a resident of Clay County all his life. He worked in the County Recorder's office in 1987. He has 10 years experience in the field. In 2000, he was Indiana Recorder of the Year. He was on the Association of Indiana Counties but gave up his seat to be recorder.
While he worked in the recorders office, Dierdorf helped to make positive changes. He discovered that records before 1976 were not on microfilm. He said it was important to get these records on microfilm for their preservation. On microfilm, the records are accessible and can eventually be converted to digital. He said his goal is to get the information on the web. He knows a lot of people work during the day and can't get to the courthouse before it closes. By having the information on the web, people can have access to the records.
Since his past term limit is up, he wanted to run again because he enjoyed being in the office.
Dierdorf said he is glad he got to work in the recorders office because it was a positive life experience. He said he enjoys serving the public.
"It is a good feeling to help people," he said. "I love to work with the people there. I love the office and appreciate it"
Dierdorf is a member of the Brazil Concert Band, Farm Bureau, Kiwanis and St. Johns United Church of Christ. He also is a troop leader for the Boy Scouts.