Candidate for: Bonner County Treasurer
City of residence: Sandpoint
Years of residence in Bonner County and Idaho: 38
Marital status/family: Married 33 years, 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren
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Public offices held: Bonner County Treasurer – 8 years.
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Why are you running for public office?
I know that I have managed the office responsibly and in a fiscally sound manner. I continue to make improvements in procedures, technology, service, reduction of tax deeds and budgeting. I have a true concern for Bonner County and its citizens.
If you are elected, how much time will you spend each week in the office?
I currently spend 35 to 40 hours a week in the office. Our office is open 9 to 5. During the December and June tax collections, I work about 40-plus hours.
Describe the top three to five issues you believe are most important, why you consider them most important, and your position on these issues.
What differentiates you from other candidates? Why should people vote for you?
I know the job of Treasurer and I have done it well for 8 years. I have 20 years experience working in the office and continue to make improvements. Anyone else stepping into this job would have at least a 2 year or better learning curve before they will be able to even start focusing on changes.