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.


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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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