Office Sought: Muscatine County Auditor
Political Party: Democrat
Candidate Email: [email protected]
Candidate Website: https://facebook.com/harfstforauditor
Campaign Committee: Harfst For Auditor
|Muscatine High School||Muscatine||IA||4||Diploma|
|Muscatine Community College||Muscatine||IA||2||Associate of Applied Science majoring in Administrative and Office Support|
|Employer||Job Title||Start Date||End Date||Brief Job Description|
|Legal Abstract Company||Operations Manager and Head Researcher||May 2018||Present|
|Allbee & Barclay, P.C.||Legal Assistant||January 2014||Present|
|Quad City Federation of Labor||July 22, 2020||Julia McMeekan|
|American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – AFSCME Council 61||August 25, 2020||Allison Ritchie|
Why are you running for election?
I am running for Muscatine County Auditor to help keep our elections safe and secure, ensure fiscal responsibility, and protect the residents Muscatine County.
What are the 3 most important issues facing your office over the next term?
|Issue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue?|
|Safe and Secure Elections||To keep our elections fair and impartial.||This issue will be addressed by showing the same fairness and respect to all citizens regardless of party affiliation.|
|Ensure fiscal responsibility||To protect residents of Muscatine County.||I will make sure all tax payer dollars are used responsibly and not wasted on unnecessary items.|
|Real estate transfer records||Making sure property transfer records are correct will avoid unnecessary expenses.||I will address this issue by reviewing the legal descriptions listed on transfer records so the correct property is transferred.|
What are the 3 most important issues facing Muscatine County over the next term?
|Issue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue? (if applicable)|
|Safety||We must have public safety to protect all citizens.||By following all recommended ethics guidelines, regulations, and completing all appropriate training.|
|Mental Health Awareness||Many issues are the result of untreated mental health.||Making sure there are no unnecessary expenses so more funds can go to programs designed to address mental health issues.|
What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?
I was born and raised here in Muscatine. I graduated from Muscatine High School and Muscatine Community College with an Associate of Applied Science majoring in Administrative and Office Support. I’ve been pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Studies degree with Human Relations and Justice Studies emphasis from the University of Iowa. I have also been attending the Iowa Land Title Association Certified Land Title Professional Program at the University of Northern Iowa. While I am new to campaigning, I am not new to the administrative profession. Administrative Assistant, Legal Assistant, Operations Manager and Legal Abstractor are a few of the positions I’ve held. It is through these positions that I gained a vast variety of work experience that will help me excel in the Auditor position. I am familiar with the functions of the Auditor’s office and I have consulted with the office staff on many work related issues.