Henry County Republican Treasurer candidate

Originally Posted Online: March 09, 2014, 12:00 am
Last Updated: March 09, 2014, 10:16 am
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By Dwayne Anderson

As your next Henry County treasurer, I will work for the citizens of the county to ensure the most prudent, accurate, efficient, responsible use and protection of their tax dollars. I will be accountable to the county board and to the public, and will perform all duties with the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, integrity, as well as budgetary and financial responsibility.

I'm a certified public accountant (CPA) from Lynn Center. I bring experienced leadership with a broad accounting and financial background and perspective on issues to meet the present and future needs of the treasurer's office.

I have a lifetime of involvement, commitment and service in many organizations and businesses. From this experience, I feel that I have developed a solid background, both personally and professionally, and built a strong foundation for contributing and serving as county treasurer.

In addition, our county government today needs to implement a strategic planning process that provides vision, focus and direction. Once I am elected to the position of treasurer, I plan to support and assist county leadership with the facilitation and implementation of a formal strategic planning process.

Our challenge today is electing strong leadership at the local, state and national level of government.

For all of the citizens of Henry County, this is why I agreed to run and am looking forward to serving as your next treasurer. As a twice-elected school board member, Henry County Farm Bureau treasurer, St. Paul Lutheran Church Finance and Building Committee member, CPA with a strong leadership and financial background in the banking, investment and real estate industries, as well as a third-generation farmer, husband and father, I ask for your vote on March 18, 2014.

Top priorities:

To continue and maintain:

-- The high standards of professional ethics in the county treasurer's office in protecting your tax dollars.

-- Prudent, safe and sound investment of county funds in local financial institutions, according to Illinois State Statutes.

-- The first-class customer service in the County Treasure's office, as well as solid working relationships with other county offices.

Name: Dwayne Anderson

Hometown: Lynn Center

Occupation: President Anderson Grain Farms Inc. and Dwayne Anderson Land Co.

Education: Augustana College, B.A., accounting and business administration; University of Michigan Graduate School of Business/Public Finance Institute; University of Virginia AICPA National School of Banking; REALTORS Land Institute, Accredited Land Consultant (ALC), Certified Public Accountant

Political experience: School board member, member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Bill and Policy Task Force.

Community involvement: Henry County Farm Bureau treasurer, St. Paul Lutheran Church Finance Committee member.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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