Personal Statement

I ran for County Treasurer in 2014 simply because I thought I was the right person for the job. Since 1997, I’ve strived to help the Treasurer’s office be a shining example of accuracy, integrity and transparency. Twenty years working as deputy treasurer, chief deputy treasurer and now as Treasurer, prepare me well for county financial challenges that always loom on the horizon. I want you, the Washington County taxpayer, to be proud of this office and always know that you’re welcome to come by and visit.

Duties of the Treasurer

  • Receipt revenue from local, state and federal sources
  • Distribute property tax money to schools, cities, rural fire, and county departments
  • Accurate accounting of all receipts and disbursements
  • Invest county funds and secure funds held above FDIC limits
  • Prepare and sign checks for employee payroll and creditors of the county
  • Balance daily and reconcile monthly bank statements
  • Project revenue for the annual budget process
  • Present monthly report to the Quorum Court on the fiscal condition of the county

Being a good steward for the taxpayer

  • Interest returns up 47% during my first term in office
  • My first audit (2015) is complete and free of any financial issues.
  • Cut 2016 treasurer budgets by 5%, including a 25% reduction in non-personnel costs.
  • Our 2017 treasurer budgets came in below 2014 levels.
  • Teamed with our IT department and saved thousands by using in-house computer program.
  • Saved hundreds by discontinuing annual lease of antiquated check-signing machine.
  • By 2018, I plan to go paperless with employee direct deposits, saving thousands each year.

Experience & Education

2015 - Washington County Treasurer
2008 - 2014 Chief Deputy Treasurer
1997 - 2008 Deputy Treasurer
1990

University of Central Arkansas,
B.S. in Political Science
Minor in Journalism

1985 Clinton High School

Personal Information

  • Age: 50
  • Born in Hot Springs but grew up in the beautiful Ozark foothills at Clinton.
  • Washington County resident for 23 years.
  • Married to the lovely Pamela Hill for 26 years and have three children and one grandchild.
  • Passions include deer hunting, bass and trout fishing and anything Razorback. Go Hogs!!